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Medical Term:

pigment

Pronunciation: pig'ment

Definition:

  1. Any coloring matter, such as that in the red blood cells, hair, or iris, or in the stains used in histologic or bacteriologic work, or that in paint.
  2. A medicinal preparation for external use, applied to the skin like paint, or coloring agents used in paints.

[L. pigmentum, paint]

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