Definition of hematoxylin
: a crystalline phenolic compound C16H14O6 found in logwood and used chiefly in biological staining
Origin of hematoxylin
International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin Haematoxylon, plant genus
First Known Use: circa 1847
Medical Definition of hematoxylin
: a crystalline phenolic compound C16H14O6 found in logwood and used chiefly as a biological stain because of its ready oxidation to hematein
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