follow Dictionary.com

How Well Do You Know English Slang?

hematoxylin

[hee-muh-tok-suh-lin, hem-uh-] /ˌhi məˈtɒk sə lɪn, ˌhɛm ə-/
noun
1.
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
1840-1850
1840-50; hemato- + xyl- + -in2
Related forms
hematoxylic
[hee-muh-tok-sil-ik, hem-uh-] /ˌhi mə tɒkˈsɪl ɪk, ˌhɛm ə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
hematoxylic in Medicine

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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for hematoxylin

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for hematoxylic

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends