the typical, translucent form of cartilage, containing little fibrous tissue.
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, and protein; in the adult, it is found in the trachea, larynx, and joint surfaces.
- 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.
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.