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.
- Hyaline membrane
hyaline membrane n. The thin, clear basement membrane between the inner fibrous layer of a hair follicle and its outer root sheath. Also called glassy membrane.
noun, Pathology. 1. . hyaline membrane disease n. See respiratory distress syndrome.
- Hyaline tubercle
hyaline tubercle n. A fibrous tubercle in which the cellular fibrous tissue and collagenous material alter and merge into a fairly homogeneous, firm, acellular mass.
[hahy-uh-luh-nuh-zey-shuh n] /ˌhaɪ ə lə nəˈzeɪ ʃən/ noun, Pathology. 1. a condition in which normal tissue deteriorates into a homogeneous, translucent material. hyalinization hy·a·lin·i·za·tion (hī’ə-lĭn’ĭ-zā’shən) n. The formation of hyalin. hy’a·lin·ized (hī’ə-lə-nīzd’) adj.