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hyaline degeneration

hyaline degeneration in Medicine

hyaline degeneration n.
Any of several degenerative processes that affect various cells and tissues, resulting in the formation of rounded masses or broad bands of homogeneous acidophilic substances that have a glassy appearance. Also called glassy degeneration, hyalinosis.

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