hematoxylin

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

Definition of hematoxylin

  1. :  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


First Known Use: circa 1847


Medical Dictionary

hematoxylin

noun he·ma·tox·y·lin
variants: or chiefly British

haematoxylin

\ˌhē-mə-ˈtäk-sə-lən\play

Medical Definition of hematoxylin

  1. :  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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