[hahy-uh-loid] /ˈhaɪ əˌlɔɪd/
(anatomy, zoology) clear and transparent; glassy; hyaline
hyaloid hy·a·loid (hī’ə-loid’)
Glassy or transparent in appearance; hyaline.
- Hyaloid artery
hyaloid artery n. The terminal branch of the primitive ophthalmic artery, which forms in the embryo an extensive ramification in the primary vitreous and vascular tunic around the lens and which is usually atrophied by the time of birth.
- Hyaloid body
hyaloid body n. See vitreous body.
- Hyaloid fossa
hyaloid fossa n. A depression on the front surface of the vitreous body in which the lens lies.
noun 1. the delicate, pellucid, and nearly structureless membrane enclosing the vitreous humor of the eye. noun 1. the delicate transparent membrane enclosing the vitreous humour of the eye hyaloid membrane n. See vitreous membrane.