Definition of hematein in English:


Syllabification: he·ma·te·in
Pronunciation: /ˌhēməˈtē-in, ˈhēməˌtēn


  • A reddish-brown crystalline dye obtained from logwood and used as a stain and indicator.
    • Chemical formula C16H12O6
    More example sentences
    • The extract from the heartwood is not a dye until it undergoes oxidation into hematein, which is an acid chromogen.
    • Both hematoxylin and hematein are still commonly used for bacteriological and histological stains.
    • This is the HCK S grade of hematein, manufactured to specific values for this important use.

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