Hemacite Hem"a*cite, n. [Gr. a"i^ma blood.] A composition made from blood, mixed with mineral or vegetable substances, used for making buttons, door knobs, etc.

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  • Hemacite — is a material made from sawdust and the blood of slaughtered animals cattle and pig. It was invented (and patented) by Dr W H Dibble of New Jersey in the last quarter of the nineteenth century. Hydraulic pressure (40,000 psi) and chemical… …   Wikipedia

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