- 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.
Origin of hyaline
Related Words for hyalineclear, thin, translucent, sheer, gauzy, glazed, icy, shiny, sleek, diaphanous, filmy, glassy, gossamer, limpid, lucid, pellucid, permeable, plain, vitreous, crystalline
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Historical Examples of hyaline
Semi-hyaline: hyaline in part only: not altogether transparent.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
The first glume is ovate-lanceolate, acute and hyaline, 1-nerved.
Grain is free, rugose, and the pericarp is hyaline and loose.
The first glume is very minute, empty, hyaline and persistent.
The third glume is hyaline, linear-oblong, 2-nerved ciliate.
Word Origin for hyaline
1660s, from Latin hyalinus, from Greek hyalinos "of glass or crystal," from hyalos "glass" (see hyalo-).