[ hee-muh-tok-suh-lin, hem-uh- ]
/ ˌhi məˈtɒk sə lɪn, ˌhɛm ə- /
a colorless or pale-yellow, crystalline compound, C16H14O6·3H2O, the coloring material of logwood: used as a mordant dye and as an indicator.
Related formshe·ma·tox·yl·ic [hee-muh-tok-sil-ik, hem-uh-] /ˌhi mə tɒkˈsɪl ɪk, ˌhɛm ə-/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for hematoxylin
It is rather small for dissection, but very good complete series were obtained and stained in hematoxylin.Journal of Entomology and Zoology|Horace Gunthorp
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
Medicine definitions for hematoxylin
[ hē′mə-tŏk′sə-lĭn ]
A yellow or red crystalline compound used in histological dyes and as an indicator.
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