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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HY'ALINE, a. [Gr. glass.] Glassy; resembling glass; consisting of glass.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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1: resembling glass in transparency or translucency; "the morning is as clear as diamond or as hyaline"-Sacheverell Sitwell [syn: hyaline, hyaloid] n
1: a glassy translucent substance that occurs in hyaline cartilage or in certain skin conditions [syn: hyaline, hyalin]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Etymology: Late Latin hyalinus, from Greek hyalinos, from hyalos Date: circa 1661 transparent or nearly so and usually homogeneous II. noun Date: 1667 1. something (as the clear atmosphere) that is transparent 2. (or hyalin) any of several translucent nitrogenous substances related to chitin, found especially around cells, and readily stained by eosin

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. glasslike, vitreous, transparent. --n. literary a smooth sea, clear sky, etc. Phrases and idioms: hyaline cartilage n. a common type of cartilage. Etymology: L hyalinus f. Gk hualinos f. hualos glass

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Glassy, crystalline, transparent.

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Caelus, air, azure, blue sky, caelum, canopy, canopy of heaven, cerulean, clear as glass, cope, empyrean, ether, firmament, glass, glasslike, glassy, heaven, heavens, hyalescent, lift, lifts, sky, starry heaven, the blue, the blue serene, vault, vault of heaven, vitreous, vitriform, welkin



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