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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 of hematoxylin
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
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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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