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hy·a·line / ˈhīəlin; -ˌlīn/ • adj. Anat. & Zool. having a glassy, translucent appearance. ∎  relating to, consisting of, or characterized by hyaline material. • n. 1. (the hyaline) poetic/lit. a thing that is clear and translucent like glass, esp. a smooth sea or a clear sky. 2. another term for hyalin.

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hyaline glass-like, vitreous. XVII. — late L. hyalinus — Gr. húalinos, f. húalos transparent stone, amber, etc., glass; see -INE2.
So hyaloid XIX; — F.

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hyaline Translucent or transparent; glass-like.

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hyaline Translucent or transparent; glass-like.

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hyaline Translucent or transparent; glasslike.

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