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Meaning of PIGMENT

Pronunciation:  'pigmunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  dry coloring matter (especially an insoluble powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint etc)
  2. [v]  color or dye with a pigment; "pigment a photograph"
  3. [v]  acquire pigment; become colored or imbued

PIGMENT is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: alizarin, alizarine, animal pigment, bacteriochlorophyll, bister, bistre, bole, cadmium yellow, carotenoid, cerulean blue, chlorophyl, chlorophyll, chrome green, chrome yellow, cobalt blue, cobalt ultramarine, color, color, color in, coloring material, colorise, colorize, colour, colour, colour in, colouring material, colourise, colourize, cupric acetate, earth color, haem, haemitin, haemosiderin, hematin, heme, hemosiderin, Hooker's green, hue, Indian red, iron blue, ivory black, lake, lead carbonate, mosaic gold, orange, paint, Paris green, Payne's gray, photopigment, phycobilin, phycocyanin, phycoerythrin, porphyrin, protoheme, Prussian blue, retinal, retinene, sepia, stannic sulfide, titania, titanic oxide, titanium dioxide, titanium oxide, ultramarine, ultramarine blue, verdigris, watercolor, watercolour, white lead, zinc white



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pig"ment\, n. [L. pigmentum, fr. the root of pingere to
paint: cf. F. pigment. See {Paint}, and cf. {Pimento},
1. Any material from which a dye, a paint, or the like, may
   be prepared; particularly, the refined and purified
   coloring matter ready for mixing with an appropriate

2. (Physiol.) Any one of the colored substances found in
   animal and vegetable tissues and fluids, as bilirubin,
   urobilin, chlorophyll, etc.

3. Wine flavored with species and honey. --Sir W. Scott.

{Pigment cell} (Physiol.), a small cell containing coloring
   matter, as the pigmented epithelial cells of the choroid
   and iris, or the pigmented connective tissue cells in the
   skin of fishes, reptiles, etc.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: A substance that gives color to tissue. Pigments are responsible for the color of skin, eyes, and hair.
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