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

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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  1. A yellow or red crystalline compound used in histological dyes and as an indicator.
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