Hyaline

Definition of Hyaline

Hy´a`line
a.1.Glassy; resembling glass; consisting of glass; transparent, like crystal.
n.1.A poetic term for the sea or the atmosphere.
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 nucleus 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.

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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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