Definition of hyaline in English:
adjectiveAnatomy & Zoology
1Having a glassy, translucent appearance.
- The lungs showed significant congestion, edema, and patchy, hyaline membranes in all lobes.
- In fact, these specimens are rather well preserved and their hyaline appearance in transmitted light is similar to other species of the genus.
- In sections, the organisms had a hyaline appearance.
1.1Relating to, consisting of, or characterized by hyaline material.
- Numerous glomerular wireloop lesions and hyaline capillary loop thrombi were seen.
- Some lesions may exhibit hyaline fibrosis of blood vessel walls.
- Some cells have intracytoplasmic lumina with hyaline globules, and there may be hemosiderin deposition.
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1 (the hyaline) literary A thing that is clear and translucent like glass, especially a smooth sea or a clear sky.
- Heading straight into the sun the bow of the ship raises its fist for another attack on a relentless swell and angry salt spray spews into the air only to fall back into the collective pit of unchallenged hyaline.
2 another term for hyalin.
- Alcoholic hyaline is thought to result from damage to the cytoskeleton of the hepatocyte, and is formed by an aggregation of damaged intermediate filaments.
- Fat droplets, cholestasis, or alcoholic hyaline may on occasion appear within cells of the adenoma.
- The number of ballooned hepatocytes, the number of cells with alcoholic hyaline, the amount of satellitosis all tend to be less striking.
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