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[pig-muh n-tey-shuh n] /ˌpɪg mənˈteɪ ʃən/

coloration, especially of the skin.
Biology. coloration with or deposition of .
coloration in plants, animals, or man caused by the presence of pigments
the deposition of pigment in animals, plants, or man

1866, from pigment + -ation. Perhaps modeled on French.

pigmentation pig·men·ta·tion (pĭg’mən-tā’shən)


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