pigmentation

[ pig-muh n-tey-shuh n ]
/ ˌpɪg mənˈteɪ ʃən /

noun

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

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Origin of pigmentation

1865–70; < Late Latin pigmentāt(us) painted, colored (see pigment, -ate1) + -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM pigmentation

hy·per·pig·men·ta·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pigmentation

pigmentation
/ (ˌpɪɡmənˈteɪʃən) /

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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Medical definitions for pigmentation

pigmentation
[ pĭg′mən-tāshən ]

n.

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