Definition of pigmentation in English:


Line breaks: pig¦men|ta¦tion
Pronunciation: /pɪgm(ə)nˈteɪʃ(ə)n


[mass noun]
  • 1The natural colouring of animal or plant tissue.
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    • 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
  • 1.1Abnormal colouring of a person’s skin, typically resulting from disease.
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    • 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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