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HYPERPIGMENTATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does hyperpigmentation mean? 

HYPERPIGMENTATION (noun)
  The noun HYPERPIGMENTATION has 1 sense:

1. unusual darkening of the skin

  Familiarity information: HYPERPIGMENTATION used as a noun is very rare.


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HYPERPIGMENTATION (noun)


Sense 1hyperpigmentation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unusual darkening of the skin

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("hyperpigmentation" is a kind of...):

physiological condition; physiological state (the state of the body or bodily functions)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hyperpigmentation"):

burn; sunburn; suntan; tan (a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun)

Antonym:

hypopigmentation (unusual lack of skin color)


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