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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A yellow or red crystalline compound, C16H14O6·3H2O, the coloring material of logwood, that is used in dyes, inks, and stains.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A dye obtained from the logwoodtree, Hæmatoxylon Campechianum, and having the chemical formula C16H14O6 + 2H2O.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Hæmatoxylin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • 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.

Etymologies

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

[New Latin Haematoxylon, a genus of plants (Greek haimato-, hemato- + Greek xylon, wood) + –in.]

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From the genus name Haematoxylum and the suffix -in

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