pigmentation

[pig-muh n-tey-shuh n]

noun

coloration, especially of the skin.
Biology. coloration with or deposition of pigment.

Origin of pigmentation

1865–70; < Late Latin pigmentāt(us) painted, colored (see pigment, -ate1) + -ion
Related formshy·per·pig·men·ta·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pigmentation

pigmentation

noun

coloration in plants, animals, or man caused by the presence of pigments
the deposition of pigment in animals, plants, or man
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Word Origin and History for pigmentation
n.

1866, from pigment + -ation. Perhaps modeled on French.

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pigmentation in Medicine

pigmentation

[pĭg′mən-tāshən]

n.

Coloration of tissues by pigment.
Deposition of pigment by cells.
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