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hyaloid

[hahy-uh-loid]
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noun
  1. hyaloid membrane.
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adjective
  1. glassy; hyaline.
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Origin of hyaloid

First recorded in 1660–70, hyaloid is from the Greek word hyaloeidḗs like glass. See hyal-, -oid
Related formssub·hy·a·loid, adjective
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Related Words for hyaloid

glazed, icy, shiny, sleek, clear, translucent, transparent, glasslike, hyaline, hyaloid, glossy, lustrous, slick, slippery, vitreous, burnished, vitric

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British Dictionary definitions for hyaloid

hyaloid

adjective
  1. anatomy zoology clear and transparent; glassy; hyaline
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Word Origin for hyaloid

C19: from Greek hualoeidēs
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hyaloid in Medicine

hyaloid

(hīə-loid′)
adj.
  1. Glassy or transparent in appearance; hyaline.
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