pigment Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “pigment” in the English Dictionary

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pigmentnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈpɪɡ.mənt/
a ​substance that gives something a ​particularcolour when it is ​present in it or is ​added to it: Melanin is the ​darkbrown pigment of the ​hair, ​skin, and ​eyes that is ​present in ​varyingamounts in every ​human being. Pigment is ​mixed into ​oil, ​glue, ​egg, etc. to make different ​types of ​paint.
adjective uk   /pɪɡˈmen.tɪd/  us   /ˈpɪɡ.mən.t̬ɪd/
pigmented ​tissue/​skin/​areas
(Definition of pigment from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pigmentnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈpɪɡ·mənt/
biology a ​naturalsubstance that ​producescolor in ​animals and ​plants, such as of ​skin, ​hair, and ​leaves Pigment is also the ​substance in a ​paint or dye that gives it ​itscolor.
noun [U]  us   /ˌpɪɡ·mənˈteɪ·ʃən/
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