hyaline


1hy·a·line

adjective \ˈhī-ə-lən, -ˌlīn\

Definition of HYALINE

:  transparent or nearly so and usually homogeneous

Origin of HYALINE

Late Latin hyalinus, from Greek hyalinos, from hyalos
First Known Use: circa 1661

2hy·a·line

noun \ˈhī-ə-lən, -ˌlīn, in sense 2 -lən or -ˌlēn\

Definition of HYALINE

1
:  something (as the clear atmosphere) that is transparent
2
or hy·a·lin \-lən\ :  any of several translucent nitrogenous substances related to chitin, found especially around cells, and readily stained by eosin

First Known Use of HYALINE

1667

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