pig·ment /ˈpɪgmənt/ noun plural pig·ments
a natural substance that gives color to animals and plants [count
] ▪ Chlorophyll is a group of green pigments. ▪ Melanin is a pigment that gives color to skin and fur.
] ▪ Albinos lack normal skin pigment.
a substance that gives color to something else [count
] ▪ Pigments are used to give color to paint, ink, and plastic.
] ▪ Red pigment is mixed into the ink.
— pig·ment·ed /ˈpɪgˌmɛntəd/ adjective
▪ dark pigmented skin ▪ pigmented paints