Definition of pigmentation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌpɪɡmenˈteɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpɪɡmenˈteɪʃn//
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the presence of pigments in skin, hair, leaves, etc. that causes them to be a particular colour The dark pigmentation of the skin gives protection in hot climates.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pigmentation