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Definitions for hyaline
ˈhaɪ əˌlin, -lɪn; -lɪn, -ˌlaɪn; lɪnhya·line

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hyaline, hyalinadjective

    a glassy translucent substance that occurs in hyaline cartilage or in certain skin conditions

  2. hyaline, hyaloidadjective

    resembling glass in transparency or translucency

    "the morning is as clear as diamond or as hyaline"-Sacheverell Sitwell

Wiktionary

  1. hyalinenoun

    Anything glassy, translucent or transparent.

    Etymology: hyalinus, from late ύαλινος, from ύαλος.

  2. hyalinenoun

    A clear translucent substance in tissues.

    Etymology: hyalinus, from late ύαλινος, from ύαλος.

  3. hyalineadjective

    Glassy, transparent; amorphous.

    Etymology: hyalinus, from late ύαλινος, from ύαλος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hyalineadjective

    glassy; resembling glass; consisting of glass; transparent, like crystal

    Etymology: [L. hyalinus, Gr. , fr. "y`alos glass: cf. F. hyalin.]

  2. Hyalinenoun

    a poetic term for the sea or the atmosphere

    Etymology: [L. hyalinus, Gr. , fr. "y`alos glass: cf. F. hyalin.]

  3. Hyalinenoun

    the pellucid substance, present in cells in process of development, from which, according to some embryologists, the cell nucleous originates

    Etymology: [L. hyalinus, Gr. , fr. "y`alos glass: cf. F. hyalin.]

  4. Hyalinenoun

    the main constituent of the walls of hydatid cysts; a nitrogenous body, which, by decomposition, yields a dextrogyrate sugar, susceptible of alcoholic fermentation

    Etymology: [L. hyalinus, Gr. , fr. "y`alos glass: cf. F. hyalin.]

Freebase

  1. Hyaline

    A hyaline substance is one with a glassy appearance. The word is derived from Greek: ὑάλινος transparent and Greek: ὕαλος crystal, glass.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hyaline

    hī′a-lin, adj. glassy: consisting of or like glass.—n. a glassy transparent surface.—n. Hyales′cence, the process of becoming glassy.—adj. Hyales′cent.—ns. Hy′alite, a variety of opal like colourless gum; Hyalīt′is, inflammation of the vitreous humour; Hyalog′raphy, the art of engraving on glass.—adj. Hy′aloid, hyaline, transparent. [Gr. hyalinoshyalos, glass, prob. Egyptian.]

Entomology

  1. Hyaline

    vitreous: transparent or partially so.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hyaline in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hyaline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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