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hyaline

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adjective hy·a·line \ˈhī-ə-lən, -ˌlīn\

Definition of hyaline

  1. :  transparent or nearly so and usually homogeneous



Origin of hyaline

Late Latin hyalinus, from Greek hyalinos, from hyalos


First Known Use: circa 1661


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hyaline

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noun hy·a·line \ˈhī-ə-lən, -ˌlīn, in sense 2 -lən or -ˌlēn\

Definition of hyaline

  1. 1 :  something (as the clear atmosphere) that is transparent

  2. 2 or hyalin \-lən\ :  any of several translucent nitrogenous substances related to chitin, found especially around cells, and readily stained by eosin



1667

First Known Use of hyaline

1667


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