hyperchromatism

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hyperchromatism

[‚hī·pər′krō·mə‚tiz·əm]
(pathology)
Excessive pigment formation in the skin.
A condition in which cells or parts of cells stain more intensely than is normal.
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Other reported problems are fragile skin, body odors, infectious bacterial and parasitic diseases, acne, dermatisis artefacta, melanoleucoderma, hypochromia and hyperchromia (Charles, 2010a; Ly, 2007; Mahe, Ly & Perret, 2005).