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hematin


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Haematexylin  \H[ae]m`a*tex"y*lin\,  n.  [See  {H[ae]matoxylon}.] 
  (Chem.) 
  The  coloring  principle  of  logwood.  It  is  obtained  as  a  yellow 
  crystalline  substance,  {C16H14O6},  with  a  sweetish  taste. 
  Formerly  called  also  {hematin}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hematin  \Hem"a*tin\,  n.  [Gr.  a"i^ma,  a"i`matos,  blood.] 
  1.  Hematoxylin. 
 
  2.  (Physiol.  Chem.)  A  bluish  black,  amorphous  substance 
  containing  iron  and  obtained  from  blood.  It  exists  the  red 
  blood  corpuscles  united  with  globulin,  and  the  form  of 
  hemoglobin  or  oxyhemoglobin  gives  to  the  blood  its  red 
  color. 




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