[ noun hahy-uh-leen, -lin; adjective hahy-uh-lin, -lahyn ]
/ noun ˈhaɪ əˌlin, -lɪn; adjective ˈhaɪ ə lɪn, -ˌlaɪn /
Also hy·a·lin [hahy-uh-lin] /ˈhaɪ ə lɪn/. Biochemistry.
- a horny substance found in hydatid cysts, closely resembling chitin.
- a structureless, transparent substance found in cartilage, the eye, etc., resulting from the pathological degeneration of tissue.
something glassy or transparent.
of or relating to hyaline.
glassy or transparent.
of or relating to glass.
amorphous; not crystalline.
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British Dictionary definitions for hyalin (1 of 2)
/ (ˈhaɪəlɪn) /
glassy translucent substance, such as occurs in certain degenerative skin conditions or in hyaline cartilage
British Dictionary definitions for hyalin (2 of 2)
/ (ˈhaɪəlɪn) /
biology clear and translucent, with no fibres or granules
archaic a glassy transparent surface
Word Origin for hyaline
C17: from Late Latin hyalinus, from Greek hualinos of glass, from hualos glass
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Medical definitions for hyalin (1 of 2)
[ hī′ə-lĭn ]
The uniform matrix of hyaline cartilage.
A translucent product of some forms of tissue degeneration.
Medical definitions for hyalin (2 of 2)
[ hī′ə-lĭn, -līn′ ]
Resembling glass, as in translucence or transparency; glassy.
Something that is translucent or transparent.
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