from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Glassy or transparent in appearance; hyaline.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. transparent or glossy

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling glass; vitriform; transparent; hyaline.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Hyaline; transparent; glassy.
  • n. The hyaloid membrane.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the transparent membrane enveloping the vitreous humor of the eye and separating it from the retina
  • adj. resembling glass in transparency or translucency


Greek hualoeidēs : hualos, glass + -oeidēs, -oid.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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