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hyalin Line breaks: hya¦lin
Pronunciation: /ˈhʌɪəlɪn/

Definition of hyalin in English:


[mass noun] Physiology
A clear substance produced especially by the degeneration of epithelial or connective tissues.
Example sentences
  • On their outward-facing surface the cells are attached to an extracellular hyaline layer, which contains the proteins hyalin and echinonectin.
  • Hyaline membrane disease - a disease causing respiratory distress usually in premature newborns in which hyalin, a glassy, eosinophilic materia, is seen in the alveoli.


Mid 19th century: via Latin from Greek hualinos, from hualos 'glass'.

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