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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Biology Coloration of tissues by pigment.
  • n. Biology Deposition of pigment by cells.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Coloration of human, plant or animal tissue, especially by pigment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A deposition, esp. an excessive deposition, of coloring matter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Discoloration by the deposition of a pigment in the tissues.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. coloration of living tissues by pigment
  • n. the deposition of pigment in animals or plants or human beings

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