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ˌhi məˈti ɪnhe·matein

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  1. hemateinnoun

    An oxidized derivative of haematoxylin, used in staining.

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  1. Hemateinnoun

    a reddish brown or violet crystalline substance, C16H12O6, got from hematoxylin by partial oxidation, and regarded as analogous to the phthaleins

    Etymology: [Gr. , , blood.]


  1. Hematein

    Hematein or haematein is an oxidized derivative of haematoxylin, used in staining. Haematein must not be confused with haematin, which is a brown to black iron-containing pigment formed by decomposition of haemoglobin. In the Colour Index, haematein is called haematine, a confusing word that wrongly implies that the compound is an amine. Hematein exhibits indicator-like properties, being blue and less soluble in aqueous alkaline conditions, and red and more soluble in alcoholic acidic conditions. Dissolved haematein slowly reacts with atmospheric oxygen, yielding products that are not useful. In acidic solutions, complexes of hematein with metals are used as biological stains. Aluminium-haematein is the "routine" stain for cell nuclei in sections of human and other animal tissues. Metal-haematein stains are available also for objects other than nuclei, including myelin sheaths of nerve fibres and various cytoplasmic organelles. The color of the stained objects depends on the salt used. Aluminium-haematein complexes are usually blue, whereas ferric complexes are very dark blue or black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hematein in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hematein in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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