noun[mass noun] Chemistry
A colourless compound present in logwood, which is easily converted into blue, red, or purple dyes and is used as a biological stain.
More example sentences
- Inactive DNA is readily stained with hematoxylin, toluidine blue, and other similar basic dyes.
- Tissues are stained in aqueous hematoxylin after mordanting in iron ammonium sulfate (iron alum).
- Eight randomly selected sites from each inflation-fixed right lung were embedded in paraffin, and sections were cut for hematoxylin and eosin staining.
Definition of haematoxylin in:
- The US English dictionary