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hyaline


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hyaline  \Hy"a*line\,  n. 
  1.  A  poetic  term  for  the  sea  or  the  atmosphere.  ``The  clear 
  hyaline,  the  glassy  sea.''  --Milton. 
 
  Our  blood  runs  amazed  'neath  the  calm  hyaline. 
  --Mrs. 
  Browning. 
 
  2.  (Biol.)  The  pellucid  substance,  present  in  cells  in 
  process  of  development,  from  which  according  to  some 
  embryologists,  the  cell  nucleous  originates. 
 
  3.  (Physiol.  Chem.)  The  main  constituent  of  the  walls  of 
  hydatid  cysts;  a  nitrogenous  body,  which  by 
  decomposition,  yields  a  dextrogyrate  sugar,  susceptible  of 
  alcoholic  fermentation.  --Gamgee. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hyaline  \Hy"a*line\,  a.  [L.  hyalinus  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  glass:  cf  F. 
  hyalin.] 
  Glassy;  resembling  glass;  consisting  of  glass;  transparent, 
  like  crystal.  ``Hyaline  spaces.''  --Carpenter. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hyaline 
  adj  :  resembling  glass  in  transparency  or  translucency;  "the 
  morning  is  as  clear  as  diamond  or  as 
  hyaline"-Sacheverell  Sitwell 
  n  :  a  glassy  translucent  material  that  occurs  in  hyaline 
  cartilage  or  in  certain  skin  conditions  [syn:  {hyalin}] 




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