a colorless, crystalline compound, CHO3HO, extracted from logwood and used as an indicator and a stain in microscopy: when oxidized it yields hematein dye
Origin of hematoxylinh(a)ematoxyl(on) + -in
A yellow or red crystalline compound, C16H14O6·3H2O, the coloring material of logwood, that is used in dyes, inks, and stains.
Origin of hematoxylinNew Latin Haematoxylon, a genus of plants (Greek haimato-, hemato- + Greek xylon, wood) + –in.
- (medicine, organic chemistry) A phenolic compound having the chemical formula C16H14O6, used to make dye for staining tissue samples; extracted from the heart of the logwood tree, Haematoxylum campechianum.
From Haematoxylum (“genus of the logwood tree”) + -in.