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hyaline British & World English

(Chiefly of cartilage) glassy and translucent in appearance

the hyaline in hyaline British & World English

A smooth sea or a clear sky

hyaline cartilage British & World English

A translucent bluish-white type of cartilage present in the joints, the respiratory tract, and the immature skeleton

hyaline membrane disease British & World English

A condition in newborn babies in which the lungs are deficient in surfactant, which prevents their proper expansion and causes the formation of hyaline material in the lung spaces