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hyaline

The term hyaline (from the Greek ὕαλος ‘glassy’) literally refers to a substance with a glass-like appearance.

In common medical histopathological usage, hyaline is a substance with a glassy, pink appearance after haematoxylin and eosin staining—most often an acellular, proteinaceous material. Hyaline cartilage is the clear, shiny ("glass-like") cartilage of articular joints.

In other scientific fields such as ichthyology and entomology, hyaline may refer to a specific type of colorless and transparent substance.

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IMA Mycological Glossary: Hyaline
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 19th Edition. Donald Venes ed. 1997 F.A. Davis. Page 1008.wazzu

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