skin pigment

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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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