a combining form meaning “glass,” used in the formation of compound words:
combining form
of, relating to, or resembling glass: hyaloplasm

word-forming element meaning “of glass; glass-like, transparent,” from Greek hyalos “glass, clear alabaster,” apparently a non-Greek word, said to be of Egyptian origin.

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