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alum-hematoxylin

Pronunciation: al′ŭm-hē-mă-tok′si-lin

Definition: A purple nuclear stain used in histology; a mixture of an aqueous solution of ammonium alum and an alcoholic solution of hematoxylin which is ripened or oxidized to hematein.

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