Definition of Hematoxylin

1. n. Hæmatoxylin.



Definition of Hematoxylin

1. Noun. (medicine) 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''. ¹

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Definition of Hematoxylin

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Medical Definition of Hematoxylin

1. Basophilic stain that gives a blue colour (to the nucleus of a cell for example), commonly used in conjunction with eosin that stains the cytoplasm pink or red. Various modifications of haematoxylin have been developed. The histopathologist's H&E is haematoxylin and eosin. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hematoxylin

hematopoieses
hematopoiesis
hematopoietic
hematopoietic cell
hematopoietic cells
hematopoietic stem cell
hematoporphyria
hematoporphyrin
hematoporphyrins
hematoses
hematosin
hematosis
hematotherma
hematothermal
hematotoxicity
hematoxylin (current term)
hematoxylins
hematozoa
hematozoon
hematuria
hematurias
hematuric
hemautography
heme
hemelytra
hemelytron
hemelytrum
hemeprotein
hemeral
hemeralopia

Literary usage of Hematoxylin

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1. Animal Micrology: Practical Exercises in Zo├Âlogical Micro-technique by Michael Frederic Guyer (1917)
"STAINING CELLOIDIN SECTIONS IN hematoxylin AND EOSIN The objects are killed, fixed, and preserved as usual in 70 per cent alcohol, and sectioned as in the ..."

2. Pathological Technique: A Practical Manual for Workers in Pathological by Frank Burr Mallory, James Homer Wright (1908)
"Aqueous Alum-hematoxylin; Dela ... alum-hematoxylin solution is not so sharp as that obtained by the simple aqueous solution. The more customary method of ..."

3. Animal Micrology: Practical Exercises in Microscopical Methods by Michael Frederic Guyer (1906)
"The iron-alum acts as a mordant, preparing the tissue for the action of the hematoxylin. 1. Prepare two sets of sections of intestine, testis or ovary, ..."

4. The Microscope: An Illustrated Monthly Designed to Popularize the Subject of (1892)
"For most of the purposes of histology there is a no more satisfactory and generally applicable stain than hematoxylin, and experience has shown that aqueous ..."

5. Gynecological Pathology; a Manual of Microscopic Technique and Diagnosis in by Karl Abel, Samuel Wyllis Bandler (1901)
"The specimens embedded in celloidin do not give as good results by this method as with hematoxylin, which I prefer for that reason. (B) hematoxylin. ..."

6. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1906)
"... both by the Weigert myeline sheath stain, and phosphotungstic-acid hematoxylin shows a typical superficial disintegration of myeline, without evi- Fig. ..."

7. Normal Histology: With Special Reference to the Structure of the Human Body by George Arthur Piersol (1912)
"Since the permanency of all hematoxylin preparations depends upon the elimination ... Dissolve the hematoxylin in the absolute alcohol and keep in stoppered ..."

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