American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A yellow or red crystalline compound, C16H14O6·3H2O, the coloring material of logwood, that is used in dyes, inks, and stains.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dye obtained from the logwoodtree, Hæmatoxylon Campechianum, and having the chemical formula C16H14O6 + 2H2O. It forms small crystalline laminæ;, which when pure are colorless and free from bitter or astringent taste. It affords the fine red, blne, and purple colors prepared from logwood by the action of an alkali and the oxygen of the air. The staining-fiuid used in vegetable histology is made by dissolving 35 gram of hematoxylin in 10 grams of water, and adding a few drops of an alum solution, which acts as a mordant in fixing the color. It is one of the best staining-fluids known for the nucleus, coloring it a deep blue. Also hematoxyline, hematin.
- n. 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Hæmatoxylin.
- From the genus name Haematoxylum and the suffix -in (Wiktionary)
- New Latin Haematoxylon, a genus of plants (Greek haimato-, hemato- + Greek xylon, wood) + -in. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“For the pathologist faced with identifying an infectious microorganism on hematoxylin and eosin or special stain, the database offers an excellent set of control imagesor comparison.”
“Histological techniques, such as fixation procedures and tissue stainings (hematoxylin or carmine) had been introduced in the middle of the 19th century.”
“It was labeled: Lung, Cat, c.s., hematoxylin & eosin.”
“It was labeled: Lung Cat, c.c., hematoxylin and eosin.”
“Each begins on the inner surface of the retina by an expanded, often forked base, which sometimes contains a spheroidal body staining deeply with hematoxylin, the edges of the bases of adjoining fibers being united to form the membrana limitans interna.”
“In an ameboid cell, there is a framework of spongioplasm, which stains with hematoxylin and similar reagents, enclosing in its meshes a clear substance, hyaloplasm, which will not stain with these reagents.”
“The stratum granulosum comprises two or three layers of flattened cells which contain granules of eleidin, a substance readily stained by hematoxylin or carmine, and probably an intermediate substance in the formation of keratin.”
“The cells of these stain lightly with hematoxylin or carmine, and are more or less polyhedral in shape, forming a net-work in which ramify many capillaries.”
“These cells are of large size and of an irregular polygonal or lanceolate shape, each containing an oval nucleus which may be displayed by carmine or hematoxylin.”
“Each specimen was embedded in paraffin and cut into 3 µm serial sections, stained with hematoxylin-eosin and subjected to histopathological examination by light microscopy.”
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