- 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.
Examples from the Web for hyaline
The third glume is oblong or linear-oblong, hyaline, apex rounded, ciliate and faintly 2-nerved.
This hyaline degeneration of the Malpighian bodies Klein discovered in the earliest cases which fell under his observation.
Cephalis large, subglobular, hyaline, without pores (or with very small and scarce pores).
Cephalis ovate, hyaline, with few small pores only in the lower third.
The third and the fourth glumes are very small, hyaline, broadly ovate, 1-nerved.
British Dictionary definitions for hyaline
Word Origin for hyaline
Word Origin and History for hyaline
1660s, from Latin hyalinus, from Greek hyalinos "of glass or crystal," from hyalos "glass" (see hyalo-).