hematoxylin

hematoxylin

[hee-muh-tok-suh-lin, hem-uh-]
noun
a colorless or pale-yellow, crystalline compound, C 16 H 14 O 6 ·3H 2 O, the coloring material of logwood: used as a mordant dye and as an indicator.

Origin:
1840–50; hemato- + xyl- + -in2

hematoxylic [hee-muh-tok-sil-ik, hem-uh-] , adjective
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haematoxylin or (US) hematoxylin (ˌhiːməˈtɒksɪlɪn, ˌhɛm-, ˌhiːməˈtɒksɪlɪn, ˌhɛm-)
 
n
1.  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: C16H14O6.3H2O
2.  a variant spelling of haematoxylon
 
[C19: from New Latin Haematoxylon genus name of logwood, from haemato- + Greek xulon wood + -in]
 
hematoxylin or (US) hematoxylin
 
n
 
[C19: from New Latin Haematoxylon genus name of logwood, from haemato- + Greek xulon wood + -in]

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hematoxylin he·ma·tox·y·lin (hē'mə-tŏk'sə-lĭn)
n.
A yellow or red crystalline compound used in histological dyes and as an indicator.

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