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  • n. Plural form of pigment.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of pigment.


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  • Mixing pigments is subtractive color - you start with a white reflective surface and add things which absorb some of the light (subtract it), changing what is reflected, in order to make color.

    Drunk On Color

  • The traditional lacquerware of Uruapan never really impressed me until I watched the transformation of a batea (shallow wooden bowl) into a work of art as the maestra explained each step of an arduous and delicate process, selecting the right low-resin wood, grinding pigments from the depths of the earth, mixing it with chia oil, and adding the final and most important ingredient: aje.

    Uruapan - The Real Mexico

  • Painting manuals recommended varnishing certain pigments to slow deterioration.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • They also agreed that, for certain pigments, this control was impossible to achieve.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • Watin argued in the margins of the Supplément that the color resulting from the combination of red, blue, and yellow pigments is an indescribable and brownish color.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • By combining results from these studies with those from genetic crosses she was able to localize genes for e.g. type of starch, storage protein, anthocyanin pigments on the individual chromosomes.

    Physiology or Medicine 1983 - Press Release

  • The synthesis of kernel pigments is controlled by the genes of the maize plant.

    The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1983 - Presentation Speech

  • The stimulus was given by his discovery of a new group of beautifully coloured compounds, the so-called phthaleins, of which only the eosin pigments, highly important to industry, and the rhodamin dyes derived from them, may have particular mention here.

    Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1905 - Presentation Speech

  • The correspondence between the effects of light on cellular combustion inhibited by carbon monoxide and on carbon-monoxide compounds of certain pigments closely related to blood pigments led, with the aid of a detailed mathematical analysis to the conclusion that the respiratory ferment is a red pigment containing iron, and that it is closely related to our own blood pigment.

    Physiology or Medicine 1931 - Presentation Speech

  • The nine-strong group has identified genes that can be transported by a harmless bacterium into a plant's cells, without the need for the expensive Luciferins pigments from the Latin lucifer, "light-bringer", which are found in most bioluminescent organisms. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph


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