I. adjective Etymology: Late Latin hyalinus, from Greek hyalinos, from hyalos Date: circa 1661 transparent or nearly so and usually homogeneous II. noun Date: 1667 1. something (as the clear atmosphere) that is transparent 2. (or hyalin) any of several translucent nitrogenous substances related to chitin, found especially around cells, and readily stained by eosin

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  • Hyaline — Hy a*line, n. 1. A poetic term for the sea or the atmosphere. The clear hyaline, the glassy sea. Milton. [1913 Webster] Our blood runs amazed neath the calm hyaline. Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) The pellucid substance, present in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hyaline — Hy a*line, a. [L. hyalinus, Gr. ?, fr. y alos glass: cf. F. hyalin.] Glassy; resembling glass; consisting of glass; transparent, like crystal. Hyaline spaces. Carpenter. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hyaline — index pellucid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hyaline — 1660s, from L. hyalinus, from Gk. hyalinos of glass or crystal, from hyalos glass (see HYALO (Cf. hyalo )) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hyaline — [hī′ə lin, hī′əlēn΄, hī′əlīn΄] adj. [LL hyalinus < Gr hyalinos, glassy < hyalos, glass] 1. transparent as glass; glassy 2. of or relating to hyalin n. anything transparent or glassy, as a smooth sea or clear sky …   English World dictionary

  • Hyaline — The term hyaline (from the Greek ὕαλος ‘glassy’) literally refers to a substance with a glass like appearance. In common medical histopathological usage, hyaline is a substance with a glassy, pink appearance after haematoxylin and eosin staining… …   Wikipedia

  • hyaline — Clear, transparent, granule free; as for example hyaline cartilage and the hyaline zone at the front of a moving amoeba …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • hyaline — Relating to transparent or colorless hyphae or other fungal structures. SYN: hyaloid. [G. hyalos, glass] * * * hy·a·line hī ə lən, .līn adj transparent or nearly transparent and usu. homogeneous hyaline n 1) or hy·a·lin ə lən a nitrogenous… …   Medical dictionary

  • Hyaline — Opal AN Opal AN est la terminologie retenue pour désigner une variété d opale la HYALITE. La formule chimique est celle de l opale : SiO2nH2O. L etymologie de hyalite dérive du grec ancien ὕαλος, « qui a la transparence du verre » …   Wikipédia en Français

  • hyaline — n. /huy euh leen , lin/; adj. /huy euh lin, luyn /, n. 1. Also, hyalin /huy euh lin/. Biochem. a. a horny substance found in hydatid cysts, closely resembling chitin. b. a structureless, transparent substance found in cartilage, the eye, etc.,… …   Universalium

  • hyaline — 1. adjective /ˈhʌɪəlɪn,ˈhʌɪəliːn/ Glassy, transparent; amorphous. , 1974: They bathed shivering in the cold waves, green hyaline swells in which they stood to the hips savage, intimate, comradely. Guy Davenport, Tatlin! 2. noun… …   Wiktionary

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