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hematoxylin

[hee-muh-tok-suh-lin, hem-uh-]
noun
  1. a colorless or pale-yellow, crystalline compound, C16H14O6·3H2O, the coloring material of logwood: used as a mordant dye and as an indicator.
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Origin of hematoxylin

First recorded in 1840–50; hemato- + xyl- + -in2
Related formshe·ma·tox·yl·ic [hee-muh-tok-sil-ik, hem-uh-] /ˌhi mə tɒkˈsɪl ɪk, ˌhɛm ə-/, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • 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

  • It is rather small for dissection, but very good complete series were obtained and stained in hematoxylin.


hematoxylin in Medicine

hematoxylin

(hē′mə-tŏksə-lĭn)
n.
  1. A yellow or red crystalline compound used in histological dyes and as an indicator.
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