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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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The team believes the findings could potentially lead to new drugs for treating skin pigment disorders such as vitiligo and potentially even grey hair.
Its highly adaptable color mimics healthy skin pigment for a universally flattering glow.
Melanoma is a malignant tumor of the cells that produce the skin pigment melanin, the melanocytes.
With no skin pigment there is a high incidence of skin cancer and eye problems in the colony.
Scientists believe this may be partly due to the skin pigment melanin.
A French study found people with brown hair were more likely to smoke because they had higher levels of skin pigment melanin.
SCENESSE (R) activates skin pigment, melanin, and provides photoprotection for up to 60 days.
This is where squamous cells are produced and where the cells that produce melanin, or skin pigment, reside.
Older men are particularly at risk for melanoma because melanin, the skin pigment that acts as a natural sunscreen, is less active in older skin, making it more sensitive to sunlight and vulnerable to sunburn.
The blue walleye owes its cobalt cast to a lack of yellow skin pigment and the presence of a blue protein in the mucus coating its skin.
However, the amount of vitamin D naturally formed in the skin depends on clothing, skin pigment, weather, time of year, and geographic location.
The skin pigment that serves as a natural sunscreen in sunny climates prevents adequate formation of vitamin D in climates of less sun.