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a combining form meaning “glass,” used in the formation of compound words:
Also, especially before a vowel, hyal-.
Origin of hyalo-
< Greek, combining form of hýalos glass Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for hyalo-


combining form
of, relating to, or resembling glass: hyaloplasm
Word Origin
from Greek hualos glass
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Word Origin and History for hyalo-

word-forming element meaning "of glass; glass-like, transparent," from Greek hyalos "glass, clear alabaster," apparently a non-Greek word, said to be of Egyptian origin.

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hyalo- in Medicine

hyalo- or hyal-

  1. Glass: hyalophagia.

  2. Glassy; hyaline: hyaloplasm.

  3. Hyalin: hyalosis.

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