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pigment


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  (Physiol.)  Any  one  of  the  colored  substances  found  in 
  animal  and  vegetable  tissues  and  fluids,  as  bilirubin, 
  urobilin,  chlorophyll,  etc 
 
  3.  Wine  flavored  with  species  and  honey.  --Sir  W.  Scott. 
 
  {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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  pigment 
  n  :  dry  coloring  matter  (especially  an  insoluble  powder  to  be 
  mixed  with  a  liquid  to  produce  paint  etc) 
  v  1:  acquire  pigment;  become  colored  or  imbued 
  2:  color  or  dye  with  a  pigment;  "pigment  a  photograph" 




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