Definition of Hyaline

1. Noun. A glassy translucent substance that occurs in hyaline cartilage or in certain skin conditions.

Exact synonyms: Hyalin
Specialized synonyms: Keratohyalin
Generic synonyms: Translucent Substance, Transparent Substance

2. Adjective. Resembling glass in transparency or translucency. "The morning is as clear as diamond or as hyaline"
Exact synonyms: Hyaloid
Similar to: Clear

Definition of Hyaline

1. a. Glassy; resembling glass; consisting of glass; transparent, like crystal.

2. n. A poetic term for the sea or the atmosphere.

Definition of Hyaline

1. Adjective. Glassy, transparent; amorphous. ¹

2. Noun. Anything glassy, translucent or transparent. ¹

3. Noun. (context: zoology anatomy) A clear translucent substance in tissues. ¹

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Definition of Hyaline

1. a transparent substance [n -S]

Medical Definition of Hyaline

1. Clear, transparent, granule free, as for example hyaline cartilage and the hyaline zone at the front of a moving amoeba. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hyaline

hyacinth bean
hyalinasis cutis et mucosae
hyaline (current term)
hyaline bodies
hyaline bodies of pituitary
hyaline cartilage
hyaline cast
hyaline degeneration
hyaline degeneration of the elastic tissue of the arterial wall
hyaline leukocyte
hyaline membrane disease
hyaline membrane disease of the newborn
hyaline membrane syndrome
hyaline thrombus
hyaline tubercle

Literary usage of Hyaline

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1897)
"The hyaline degeneration appears first in the outlying capillary loops, ... At first only small portions become hyaline, and by gradual extension whole ..."

2. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1900)
"As " hyaline " he designates the firm, refractive and homogeneous albuminous ... The hyaline material formed in and outside the cardiovascular system from ..."

3. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1886)
"It could be distinctly seen that they were stained and appeared to be composed of a hyaline or very finely granular substance. ..."

4. Microscopical Morphology of the Animal Body in Health and Disease by Carl Heitzmann (1882)
"The older a person grows, the less hyaline cartilage is found in his body. Kolliker made the curious discovery of a " parenchymatous ..."

5. A Manual of clinical diagnosis by means of laboratory methods, for students by Charles Edmund Simon (1902)
"In many textbooks on urinary analysis the writers speak of the difficulty attending the search for hyaline casts, and the advice is frequently given to ..."

6. A Text-book of Pathology by Alfred Stengel (1903)
"It may become transformed into typical hyaline substance. ... The hyaline change of epithelium of older authors is now by general consent classed as a ..."

7. A Reference handbook of the medical sciences embracing the entire range of by Albert Henry Buck (1904)
"In men they ure in all probability derived from the bladder mucosa; in women they that are similar in appearance to hyaline caste. They are very common. ..."

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