[noun hahy-uh-leen, -lin; adjective hahy-uh-lin, -lahyn] /noun ˈhaɪ əˌlin, -lɪn; adjective ˈhaɪ ə lɪn, -ˌlaɪn/
Also, hyalin, H04/H0454500 hahy-uh-lin, ˈhaɪ ə lɪn. Biochemistry.
something glassy or transparent.
of or relating to hyaline.
glassy or transparent.
of or relating to glass.
amorphous; not crystalline.
(biology) clear and translucent, with no fibres or granules
(archaic) a glassy transparent surface
1660s, from Latin hyalinus, from Greek hyalinos “of glass or crystal,” from hyalos “glass” (see hyalo-).
hyaline hy·a·line (hī’ə-lĭn, -līn’)
Resembling glass, as in translucence or transparency; glassy. n.
- Hyaline body
hyaline body n. A homogeneous eosinophilic inclusion body in the cytoplasm of an epithelial cell.
noun, Anatomy. 1. the typical, translucent form of cartilage, containing little fibrous tissue. noun 1. a common type of cartilage with a translucent matrix containing little fibrous tissue hyaline cartilage n. Semitransparent opalescent cartilage that forms most of the fetal skeleton and that consists of cells that synthesize a surrounding matrix of hyaluronic acid, collagen, […]
- Hyaline degeneration
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.