A thin transparent membrane enveloping the vitreous humor of the eye.
- The vitreous body is encased in a clear hyaloid membrane akin to the outer membrane seen in the white of an egg.
- The needle knife is drawn back through the membrane (and, if the surgeon desires, through the anterior hyaloid membrane beneath it), cutting it open.
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Syllabification: hy·a·loid mem·brane
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