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skin pigment

Etymology: AS, scinn + L, pigmentum, paint
any skin coloring caused by melanin deposits. The coloring may be modified by substances in the blood, such as the several blood pigments, bile, or malarial parasites.

skin pigment

Melanin, melanoid, and carotene.
See also: pigment
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He notes that some yellow walleyes also produce blue mucus, but it's most noticeable on the albino walleyes lacking yellow skin pigment.
AMelasma is a common skin condition involving discoloration of skin due to increased production of the skin pigment melanin.
Melanocytes, which produce melanin, or skin pigment, sit along this layer among these cells.
Potassium perchlorate (500 mg/L) was found to inhibit fin formation and skin pigment differentiation in early life stages of zebrafish, Danio rerio (Brown 1997), and in a study of adult zebrafish a high level of ammonium perchlorate (18 mg/L) resulted in thyroid hypertrophy, hyperplasia, and colloid depletion after 8 weeks of exposure (Patino et al.
Also, under-16s should not use sunbeds because their natural protective skin pigment is not fully developed.
Travelling abroad for the first time resulted in losing a suitcase full of summer clothes, spending all my savings on duty-free fags and chocolate, and a glowing white skin pigment (now my fake tan has truly faded).
There are references in my novel to how ludicrous it is to judge and exclude and value people based on something like skin pigment.
Lips need sun protection because they contain very little melanin, which is the natural skin pigment for screening out the sun," said Dr.
In the past, it has been problematic because skin pigment can interfere with absorption of the light and can leave the patient with light and dark areas.
Just prior to that bonus question, Segalle had successfully fielded a science query relating to the substance found in skin pigment.