hyaline

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin hyalinus, from late Ancient Greek ύαλινος (úalinos), from ύαλος (úalos, glass).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhʌɪəlɪn/, /ˈhʌɪəliːn/

Alternative forms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

hyaline (comparative more hyaline, superlative most hyaline)

  1. Glassy, transparent; amorphous.
    • 1974, Guy Davenport, Tatlin!:
      They bathed shivering in the cold waves, green hyaline swells in which they stood to the hips savage, intimate, comradely.

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Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

hyaline (uncountable)

  1. Anything glassy, translucent or transparent; the sea or sky.
    • Milton
      The clear hyaline, the glassy sea.
    • Elizabeth Browning
      Our blood runs amazed 'neath the calm hyaline.
  2. (zoology, anatomy) A clear translucent substance in tissues.
  3. (biochemistry) The main constituent of the walls of hydatid cysts; a nitrogenous body, which, by decomposition, yields a dextrogyrate sugar, susceptible to alcoholic fermentation.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Gamgee to this entry?)

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

hyaline

  1. vocative masculine singular of hyalinus