Hematoxylin meaning

hēmə-tŏksə-lĭn
A yellow or red crystalline compound, C16 H14 O6 · 3H2 O, the coloring material of logwood, that is used in dyes, inks, and stains.
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A colorless, crystalline compound, C16H14O63H2O, extracted from logwood and used as an indicator and a stain in microscopy: when oxidized it yields hematein dye.
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A yellow or red crystalline compound, C16 H14 O6 · 3H2 O, the coloring material of logwood, that is used in dyes, inks, and stains.
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(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.
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Origin of hematoxylin

  • New Latin Haematoxylon a genus of plants (Greek haimato- hemato-) (Greek xylon wood) –in

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Haematoxylum (“genus of the logwood tree”) +‎ -in.

    From Wiktionary