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pigmentation (ˌpɪɡmənˈteɪʃən Pronunciation for pigmentation



  1. coloration in plants, animals, or man caused by the presence of pigments
  2. the deposition of pigment in animals, plants, or man

Example Sentences Including 'pigmentation'

Instead of analysing racism in a social and economic context, Moore blames it on an accident of history - white skin pigmentation.
Spiked (2003)
It is applied to the dark pigmentation around women's rectums as well as to their vaginal areas.
The Australian (2005)
The red pigmentation is stronger in bright light to better protect the green chlorophyll in the cells.
Globe and Mail (2003)
What if she could slowly alter the pigmentation of his hair, the length of his bones, the contour of his teeth against his tongue?
Zindell, David The Broken God
colour, not at all similar to the rich tawny brown pigmentation of the young mother.
Townsend, Eileen Dreamtime


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