The loss of the skins normal pigmentation

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  • dépigmentation — [ depigmɑ̃tasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1873; de dé et pigment ♦ Biol., méd. Perte ou suppression du pigment (1o) d un tissu, notamment de la peau. Dépigmentation totale. ⇒ albinisme. ● dépigmentation nom féminin Décoloration de la peau provoquée par une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Depigmentation — is the lightening of the skin, or loss of pigment. Depigmentation of the skin can be caused by a number of local and systemic conditions. The pigment loss can be partial (injury to the skin) or complete (caused by vitiligo). It can be temporary… …   Wikipedia

  • depigmentation — [dē΄pig mən tā′shən] n. loss of, or deficiency in, pigmentation …   English World dictionary

  • depigmentation — noun Date: 1889 loss of normal pigmentation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • depigmentation — /dee pig meuhn tay sheuhn/, n. Pathol. loss of pigment. [1885 90; DE + PIGMENTATION] * * * …   Universalium

  • Depigmentation — Loss of color (pigment) from the skin, mucous membranes, hair, or retina of the eye. The color of the skin, mucous membranes, hair, and retina is due to the deposition of melanin, which is a coloring matter. Melanin is produced by specialized… …   Medical dictionary

  • Depigmentation — De|pig|men|ta|ti|on die; , en <zu ↑de... u. ↑Pigmentation> die Verringerung der Anzahl der Pigmentkörperchen in Haut, Haaren u. Augen während der ↑phylogenetischen Entwicklung des Menschen; vgl. ↑...ation/...ierung …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • depigmentation — n. loss of pigment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • depigmentation — de·pigmentation …   English syllables

  • depigmentation — de•pig•men•ta•tion [[t]diˌpɪg mənˈteɪ ʃən[/t]] n. pat loss of pigment …   From formal English to slang

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