haematoxylin

US hematoxylin

/ (ˌhiːməˈtɒksɪlɪn, ˌhɛm-) /

noun

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: C 16 H 14 O 6 .3H 2 O
a variant spelling of haematoxylon

Nearby words

  1. haematoma,
  2. haematophagous,
  3. haematopoiesis,
  4. haematosis,
  5. haematothermal,
  6. haematoxylon,
  7. haematozoon,
  8. haematuria,
  9. haemic,
  10. haemin

Word Origin for haematoxylin

C19: from New Latin Haematoxylon genus name of logwood, from haemato- + Greek xulon wood + -in

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