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Definition of "pigmentation" [pig•men•ta•tion]

  • Biology Coloration of tissues by pigment. (noun)
  • Biology Deposition of pigment by cells. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pigmentation" in a sentence
  • "After a quiescent period, the ocelli are still reflective but do not appear as bright as when the surrounding skin pigmentation is darker."
  • "Allen, who lost his Senate seat after referring to an Indian-American as “macaca,” said that he doesn’t “care what his skin pigmentation is “:"
  • "Twining; “Are we all Pakis because we are brown in pigmentation?”"