hematoxylin

noun he·ma·tox·y·lin \ ˌhē-mə-ˈtäk-sə-lən \

Definition of hematoxylin

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

Origin and Etymology of hematoxylin

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin Haematoxylon, plant genus


Medical Dictionary

hematoxylin

noun he·ma·tox·y·lin
variants: or chiefly British haematoxylin play \ˌhē-mə-ˈtäk-sə-lən\

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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