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1. hyaline

adjective. resembling glass in transparency or translucency.

Synonyms

  • hyaloid

Antonyms

  • break even
  • lose

Etymology

  • hyalinus (Latin)

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2. hyaline

noun. a glassy translucent substance that occurs in hyaline cartilage or in certain skin conditions.

Synonyms

  • translucent substance
  • transparent substance
  • keratohyalin

Antonyms

  • unclearness
  • unclear
  • ambiguous
  • obscurity

Etymology

  • hyalinus (Latin)

Example sentences of the word hyaline


1. Noun, singular or mass
Scorpions glow under black light due to something in the outer layer (called the hyaline layer) of their exoskeleton – scientists are still trying to figure out exactly what causes this.

2. Adjective
According to Midlands Technical College, hyaline cartilage is the most common type of cartilage in the body.

3. Verb, base form
Elastic cartilage is similar to hyaline cartilage, but is more flexible.

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