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hyaline

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

Definition of hyaline

: 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

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

Definition of hyaline

1 : something (such as the clear atmosphere) that is transparent
2 or hyalin play \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

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

medical Definition of hyaline

: transparent or nearly transparent and usually homogeneous

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hyaline

noun

medical Definition of hyaline

1 or hyalin play \-ə-lən\ : 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 : 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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