hematoxylin definition

  • noun:
    • A yellow or red crystalline compound, C16H14O6·3H2O, the coloring material of logwood, that is used in dyes, inks, and stains.
    • A phenolic element obtaining the chemical formula C16H14O6, always make dye for staining muscle samples. Extracted from the center of logwood tree, Haematoxylum campechianum.
    • Hæmatoxylin.
    • A dye gotten from logwoodtree, Hæmatoxylon Campechianum, and having the chemical formula C16H14O6 + 2H2O.

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