/ (ˌhiːməˈtɒksɪlɪn, ˌhɛm-) /
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
Word Origin for haematoxylin
C19: from New Latin Haematoxylon genus name of logwood, from haemato- + Greek xulon wood + -in
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Examples from the Web for haematoxylin
By the action of hydrogen and sulphurous acid, haematein is easily reduced to haematoxylin.
This reaction of haematoxylin is exceedingly rapid and delicate, rendering that body a laboratory test for alkalis.