hemacite definition

  • noun:
    • A material made of sawdust as well as the bloodstream of slaughtered animals, used in the belated nineteenth century for doorknobs, buttons, etc.
    • A composition produced from blood, combined with mineral or vegetable substances, employed for making buttons, door knobs, etc.
    • A plastic material, a substitute for horn, produced from blood by the addition of sundry vegetable and mineral materials.
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