hyaloid

[ hahy-uh-loid ]
/ ˈhaɪ əˌlɔɪd /

noun

adjective

glassy; hyaline.

Nearby words

  1. hyalo-,
  2. hyalogen,
  3. hyalograph,
  4. hyalography,
  5. hyalohyphomycosis,
  6. hyaloid artery,
  7. hyaloid body,
  8. hyaloid fossa,
  9. hyaloid membrane,
  10. hyalomere

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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British Dictionary definitions for hyaloid

hyaloid

/ (ˈhaɪəˌlɔɪd) /

adjective

anatomy zoology clear and transparent; glassy; hyaline

Word Origin for hyaloid

C19: from Greek hualoeidēs

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Medicine definitions for hyaloid

hyaloid

[ hīə-loid′ ]

adj.

Glassy or transparent in appearance; hyaline.

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