from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A substance used as coloring.
- noun Dry coloring matter, usually an insoluble powder, to be mixed with water, oil, or another base to produce paint and similar products.
- noun A substance, such as chlorophyll or melanin, that produces a characteristic color in plant or animal tissue.
- transitive verb To color with pigment.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Any substance that is or can be used by painters to impart color to bodies; technically, a dry substance, usually in the form of a powder or in lumps so lightly held together as to be easily pulverized, which after it has been mixed with a liquid medium can be applied by painters to surfaces to be colored.
- noun In biology, organic coloring matter; any organized substance whose presence in the tissues of animals and plants colors them.
- noun Highly spiced wine sweetened with honey; piment.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun 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 vehicle.
- noun (Physiol.) Any one of the colored substances found in animal and vegetable tissues and fluids, as bilirubin, urobilin, chlorophyll, etc.
- noun Wine flavored with species and honey.
- noun (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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun biology Any
colorin plantor animal cells
- noun A dry
colorant, usually an insoluble powder
- noun obsolete
Wineflavoured with spicesand honey.
- verb transitive To add
coloror pigment to something.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
- noun any substance whose presence in plant or animal tissues produces a characteristic color
- verb color or dye with a pigment
- noun a substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface (especially a mixture of pigment suspended in a liquid); dries to form a hard coating
- verb acquire pigment; become colored or imbued
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Vitiligo, an autoimmune disorder characterized by loss of skin pigment, has left much of his face and hands pale.
Warburg had shown that this yellow pigment is involved in catalysis of the oxidation of hexose-monophosphoric acid during yeast metabolism.
My guess is the cop was driving through the n'hood and saw a guy with too much skin pigment for that area, and overreacted.
Fuzzy, varying skin pigment absorbs light of varyin degree.
A mediocre perpetual student who lives with his mother and trades on his skin pigment to be on TV where said “skin pigment” is interpreted as a sign of great wisdom far beyond identical opiners without magic skin
"We couldn't go on skin pigment, but infra-red rays see all skin in the same colour."
The animals, said by officials to be worth around $10,000 (�5,070) each, have no skin pigment and their eyes are a distinctive pink.
If plants can use the green pigment, chlorophyll, to absorb energy from the Sun and produce a usable form of chemical energy, they reasoned, fungi might be able to use their melanin pigment and radiation energy in a similar way.
That nauseous wizard had waked the fires of hell in pigment, and his brush had been a nightmare-spawning wand.
W - W ANKER - Term or endearment and approbation as used by old school friends of Asian activists showing deep appreciation of their careers trading on skin pigment