hematoxylin

noun
he·​ma·​tox·​y·​lin | \ ˌhē-mə-ˈtäk-sə-lən How to pronounce hematoxylin (audio) \

Definition of hematoxylin

: a crystalline phenolic compound C16H14O6 found in logwood and used chiefly in biological staining

First Known Use of hematoxylin

circa 1847, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hematoxylin

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin Haematoxylon, plant genus

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The first known use of hematoxylin was circa 1847

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“Hematoxylin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hematoxylin. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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hematoxylin

noun
he·​ma·​tox·​y·​lin
variants: or chiefly British haematoxylin \ ˌhē-​mə-​ˈtäk-​sə-​lən How to pronounce hematoxylin (audio) \

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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