Definition of pigmentation in English:

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pigmentation

Pronunciation: /ˌpiɡmənˈtāSH(ə)n/
/ˌpiɡˌmenˈtāSH(ə)n/

noun

1The natural coloring of animal or plant tissue.
Example sentences
  • Progeny plants were scored for pigmentation phenotype and analyzed for genotype using SSR markers.
  • Increased pigmentation in animals, such as these spots, may be genetic, acquired, or associated with pigmented tumors.
  • The method does account for any potential pigmentation in the tissue, or for absorbance
1.1The coloring of a person’s skin, especially when abnormal or distinctive.
Example sentences
  • They include skin and mucosal pigmentation, postural hypotension, weight loss, and hyperkalaemia.
  • The disease should be diagnosed before skin pigmentation, liver enlargement, diabetes, heart failure, or aching joints develop.
  • The transcutaneous jaundice meter is affected by factors such as gestational age, birth weight, and skin pigmentation.

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Syllabification: pig·men·ta·tion

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