Definition of hyaloid membrane in English:

hyaloid membrane


  • A thin transparent membrane enveloping the vitreous humour of the eye.

    • ‘The needle knife is drawn back through the membrane (and, if the surgeon desires, through the anterior hyaloid membrane beneath it), cutting it open.’
    • ‘The vitreous body is encased in a clear hyaloid membrane akin to the outer membrane seen in the white of an egg.’