from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A reddish-brown crystalline compound, C16H12O6, used as an indicator and a biological stain.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An oxidized derivative of haematoxylin, used in staining.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A reddish brown or violet crystalline substance, C16H12O6, got from hematoxylin by partial oxidation, and regarded as analogous to the phthaleins.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An organic principle (C16H12O6 + 3aq.) derived from the coloring matter of logwood.


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