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pigment

noun [C or U]     /ˈpɪɡ.mənt/
a substance that gives something a particular colour when it is present in it or is added to it: Melanin is the dark brown pigment of the hair, skin, and eyes that is present in varying amounts in every human being. Pigment is mixed into oil, glue, egg, etc. to make different types of paint.Paints, dyes and pigmentsColour - general words pigmented     /pɪɡˈmen.tɪd/ US  /ˈpɪɡ.mən.t̬ɪd/ adjective pigmented tissue/skin/areasPaints, dyes and pigmentsColour - general wordsColour - general wordsThe skin, and skin colour
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