hyalin

hyaline

[n. hahy-uh-leen, -lin; adj. hahy-uh-lin, -lahyn]
noun
1.
Also, hyalin [hahy-uh-lin] . Biochemistry.
a.
a horny substance found in hydatid cysts, closely resembling chitin.
b.
a structureless, transparent substance found in cartilage, the eye, etc., resulting from the pathological degeneration of tissue.
2.
something glassy or transparent.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to hyaline.
4.
glassy or transparent.
5.
of or pertaining to glass.
6.
amorphous; not crystalline.

Origin:
1655–65; < Late Latin hyalinus < Greek hyálinos of glass. See hyal-, -ine1

subhyalin, adjective
subhyaline, adjective
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hyalin (ˈhaɪəlɪn)
 
n
glassy translucent substance, such as occurs in certain degenerative skin conditions or in hyaline cartilage

hyaline (ˈhaɪəlɪn)
 
adj
1.  biology clear and translucent, with no fibres or granules
2.  archaic transparent
 
n
3.  archaic a glassy transparent surface
 
[C17: from Late Latin hyalinus, from Greek hualinos of glass, from hualos glass]

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hyalin hy·a·lin (hī'ə-lĭn) or hy·a·line (-lĭn, -līn')
n.

  1. The uniform matrix of hyaline cartilage.

  2. A translucent product of some forms of tissue degeneration.

hyaline hy·a·line (hī'ə-lĭn, -līn')
adj.
Resembling glass, as in translucence or transparency; glassy. n.

  1. Something that is translucent or transparent.

  2. Variant of hyalin.

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