Definition of hyalite in English:


Line breaks: hya|lite
Pronunciation: /ˈhʌɪəlʌɪt


[mass noun]
A translucent, colourless variety of opal.
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  • This hyalite fluoresces bright green in short wave U.V. likely indicating the presence of small amounts of uranium salts.


late 18th century: from Greek hualos 'glass' + -ite1.

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