Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Glassy or transparent in appearance; hyaline.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Anat.) Resembling glass; vitriform; transparent; hyaline.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective transparent or glossy

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Greek hualoeidēs : hualos, glass + -oeidēs, -oid.]

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