Pigment

Pig"ment

(?), n. [L. pigmentum, fr. the root of pingere to paint: cf. F. pigment. See Paint, and cf. Pimento, Orpiment.] 1. 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.
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2. (Physiol.) Any one of the colored substances found in animal and vegetable tissues and fluids, as bilirubin, urobilin, chlorophyll, etc.
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3. Wine flavored with species and honey. Sir W. Scott.
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Pigment cell (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.
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Pig*men"tal

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Pig"men*ta*ry

(?), } a. Of or pertaining to pigments; furnished with pigments. Dunglison.
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Pigmentary degeneration (Med.), a morbid condition in which an undue amount of pigment is deposited in the tissues.
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