[ pig-muh n-ter-ee ]
/ ˈpɪg mənˌtɛr i /


of, pertaining to, having, or producing pigment.


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Origin of pigmentary

1425–75; late Middle English: a dyer < Latin pigmentārius. See pigment, -ary
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Medical definitions for pigmentary

[ pĭgmən-tĕr′ē ]


Of or relating to a pigment.
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