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pig•ment



Pronunciation: (pig'munt), [key]
n.
1. a dry insoluble substance, usually pulverized, which when suspended in a liquid vehicle becomes a paint, ink, etc.
2. a coloring matter or substance.
3. Biol.any substance whose presence in the tissues or cells of animals or plants colors them.

v.t.
to color; add pigment to.

v.i.
to become pigmented; acquire color; develop pigmentation: a poor quality of paper that doesn't pigment well.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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