Definition of Pigment. Meaning of Pigment. Synonyms of Pigment

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Definition of Pigment

Pigment
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.

Meaning of Pigment from wikipedia

- A pigment is a colored material that is completely or nearly insoluble in water. In contrast dyes are typically soluble, at least at some stage in their...
- A respiratory pigment is a molecule, such as hemoglobin in humans and other vertebrates, that increases the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood. The...
- Biological pigments include plant pigments and flower pigments. Many biological structures, such as skin, eyes, feathers, fur and hair contain pigments such...
- Earth pigments are naturally occurring minerals containing metal oxides, prin****lly iron oxides and manganese oxides, that have been used since prehistoric...
- A photosynthetic pigment (accessory pigment; chloroplast pigment; antenna pigment) is a pigment that is present in chloroplasts or photosynthetic bacteria...
- pale) or ocher (minor variant in American English) is a natural clay earth pigment which is a mixture of ferric oxide and varying amounts of clay and sand...
- of titanium, chemical formula TiO 2. When used as a pigment, it is called titanium white, Pigment White 6 (PW6), or CI 77891. Generally, it is sourced...
- Cadmium pigments are a cl**** of pigments that contain cadmium. Most of the cadmium produced worldwide has been for use in rechargeable nickel-cadmium batteries...
- consists of two layers: the front pigmented fibrovascular layer known as a stroma and, beneath the stroma, pigmented epithelial cells. The stroma is connected...
- The pigmented layer of retina or retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is the pigmented cell layer just outside the neurosensory retina that nourishes retinal...
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