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[hee-muh-tee-in, hem-uh-, hee-muh-teen, hem-uh-]
  1. a reddish-brown, crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid, C16H12O6, obtained from logwood: used chiefly as a stain in microscopy.
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Origin of hematein

variant of hematin
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  • As a result of this process, a great part of the hematoxylin is converted to the hematein.

    Principles and Practice of Fur Dressing and Fur Dyeing

    William E. Austin

hematein in Medicine


(hē′mə-tēĭn, hēmə-tēn′)
  1. A reddish-brown crystalline compound used as an indicator and a biological stain.
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