Definition of Hyalite

1. n. A pellucid variety of opal in globules looking like colorless gum or resin; -- called also Müller's glass.



Definition of Hyalite

1. Noun. (minerology) A form of opal ¹

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Definition of Hyalite

1. a colorless opal [n -S]

Medical Definition of Hyalite

1. A pellucid variety of opal in globules looking like colourless gum or resin. Synonym: Muller's glass. Origin: Gr. Glass: cf. F. Hyalite. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hyalite

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
hyalines
hyalinisation
hyalinization
hyalinosis
hyalins
hyalinuria
hyalite (current term)
hyalites
hyalitis
hyalo-
hyalobiuronic acid
hyalocapsular ligament
hyaloclastite
hyalocyte
hyalogen
hyalogens
hyalograph
hyalographic
hyalographs
hyalography
hyalohyphomycosis

Literary usage of Hyalite

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1. Elements of Chemical and Physical Geology by Gustav Bischof (1855)
"hyalite never occurs in fresh serpentine, or at any considerable depth. At the Steinberg, it is situated upon plates of yellow and brown opal; ..."

2. Bulletin by North Carolina Dept. of Conservation and Development, North Carolina Geological Survey (1883-1905), North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1907)
"Opal has been found but very sparingly in North Carolina and, with the exception of the hyalite variety, the only specimen that has been found was near ..."

3. Bulletin by Geological Survey of Georgia (1902)
"It occurs as a lemon- to sulphur-yellow coating, or incrustation, in association with hyalite, along the faces of some of the joint-planes in the Stone ..."

4. The Travels and Researches of Alexander Von Humboldt: Being a Condensed by Alexander von Humboldt, William MacGillivray (1869)
"... alternating with Marl—hyalite—Quartz Sand— Remarks on the Distance at which Mountains are visible at Sea, and the Causes by which it is modified—Landing ..."

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