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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 and Etymology of hyaline

Late Latin hyalinus, from Greek hyalinos, from hyalos


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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 (such as the clear atmosphere) that is transparent

  2. 2 or hyalin \ˈhī-ə-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


Medical Dictionary

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hyaline

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

Medical Definition of hyaline

  1. :  transparent or nearly transparent and usually homogeneous


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hyaline

noun hy·a·line

Medical Definition of hyaline

  1. 1 or hyalin \-ə-lən\play :  a nitrogenous substance closely related to chitin that forms the main constituent of the walls of hydatid cysts and yields a sugar on decomposition

  2. 2:  any of several translucent substances similar to hyaline that collect around cells, are capable of being stained by eosin, and yield a carbohydrate as a cleavage product


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