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pigment

noun [C/U]    /ˈpɪɡ·mənt/
biology a natural substance that produces color in animals and plants, such as of skin, hair, and leaves Pigment is also the substance in a paint or dye that gives it its color. pigmentation    /ˌpɪɡ·mənˈteɪ·ʃən/ noun [U]
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