Definition of hyperpigmentation in English:

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[mass noun]
Excessive pigmentation of the skin.
Example sentences
  • The typical signs of chronic venous insufficiency include pedal edema, varicose veins and skin hyperpigmentation.
  • The most common complication of laser resurfacing is hyperpigmentation - skin tone that turns darker than normal.
  • Some patients never develop the full classical triad of hyperpigmentation, hypotension, and hyponatraemia.

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