hematoxylin
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin Haematoxylon, plant genus Date: circa 1847 a crystalline phenolic compound C16H14O6 found in logwood and used chiefly in biological staining

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  • Hematoxylin — Hem a*tox y*lin, n. H[ae]matoxylin. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hematoxylin — [hē΄mə täk′sə lin΄, hem΄ətäk′sə lin΄] n. [ H(A)EMATOXYL(ON) + IN1] a colorless, crystalline compound, C16H14O6·3H2O, extracted from logwood and used as an indicator and a stain in microscopy: when oxidized it yields hematein dye …   English World dictionary

  • hematoxylin — hematoksilinas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Indikatorius. formulė C₁₆H₁₄O₆ atitikmenys: angl. hematoxylin rus. гематоксилин …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • hematoxylin — hematoxylic /hee meuh tok sil ik, hem euh /, adj. /hee meuh tok seuh lin, hem euh /, n. a colorless or pale yellow, crystalline compound, C16H14O63H2O, the coloring material of logwood: used as a mordant dye and as an indicator. [1840 50; HEMATO… …   Universalium

  • hematoxylin — noun A phenolic compound having the chemical formula CHO, used to make dye for staining tissue samples. Extracted from the heart of the logwood tree, Haematoxylum campechianum …   Wiktionary

  • hematoxylin — A crystalline compound, containing the coloring matter of Haematoxylon campechianum (logwood), from which it is obtained by extraction with ether. It is used as a dye in histology, especially for cell nuclei and chromosomes, muscle cross… …   Medical dictionary

  • hematoxylin — n. crystalline substance obtained from logwood and used in the production of various dyes and stains (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hematoxylin — he·ma·tox·y·lin …   English syllables

  • hematoxylin — he•ma•tox•y•lin [[t]ˌhi məˈtɒk sə lɪn[/t]] n. chem. a colorless or pale yellow, crystalline compound, C16H14O6•3H2O, the coloring material of logwood: used as a mordant dye and as an indicator • Etymology: 1840–50; hemato + Gkxýl(on)wood + in I… …   From formal English to slang

  • hematoxylin — ˌhēməˈtäksələ̇n, ˌhem noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary hematoxyl (from New Latin Haematoxylon, genus of plants, from haemat hemat + xylon) + in : a colorless to yellowish crystalline phenolic compound C16H14O6 …   Useful english dictionary

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