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haematoxylin

/ˌhiːməˈtɒksɪlɪn; ˌhɛm-/
noun
1.
a colourless or yellowish crystalline compound that turns red on exposure to light: obtained from logwood and used in dyes and as a biological stain. Formula: C16H14O6.3H2O
2.
a variant spelling of haematoxylon
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Haematoxylon genus name of logwood, from haemato- + Greek xulon wood + -in
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