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Meaning of hematein

he•ma•te•in

Pronunciation: (hē"mu-tē'in, hem'u-, hē'mu-tēn", hem'u-), [key]
— n.
  1. a reddish-brown, crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid, CHO, obtained from logwood: used chiefly as a stain in microscopy.
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