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Meaning of HYALINE

Pronunciation:  [adj]'hIulin, [n]'hIu`leen

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a glassy translucent material that occurs in hyaline cartilage or in certain skin conditions
  2. [adj]  resembling glass in transparency or translucency; "the morning is as clear as diamond or as hyaline"-Sacheverell Sitwell

HYALINE is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: clear, hyalin, hyaloid
 See Also: translucent substance, transparent substance



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hy"a*line\, a. [L. hyalinus, Gr. ?, fr. ? glass: cf. F.
    Glassy; resembling glass; consisting of glass; transparent,
    like crystal. ``Hyaline spaces.'' --Carpenter.
  2. \Hy"a*line\, n.
    1. A poetic term for the sea or the atmosphere. ``The clear
       hyaline, the glassy sea.'' --Milton.
             Our blood runs amazed 'neath the calm hyaline.
    2. (Biol.) The pellucid substance, present in cells in
       process of development, from which, according to some
       embryologists, the cell nucleous originates.
    3. (Physiol. Chem.) The main constituent of the walls of
       hydatid cysts; a nitrogenous body, which, by
       decomposition, yields a dextrogyrate sugar, susceptible of
       alcoholic fermentation. --Gamgee.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Translucent, almost like clear glass.
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