Meaning of PIGMENT in English


n. & v.

n. 1 colouring-matter used as paint or dye, usu. as an insoluble suspension. 2 the natural colouring-matter of animal or plant tissue, e.g. chlorophyll, haemoglobin. colour with or as if with pigment. pigmental adj. pigmentary adj.

[ ME f. L pigmentum f. pingere paint ]

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