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A clear substance produced especially by the degeneration of epithelial or connective tissues.
- ‘Hyaline membrane disease - a disease causing respiratory distress usually in premature newborns in which hyalin, a glassy, eosinophilic materia, is seen in the alveoli.’
- ‘On their outward-facing surface the cells are attached to an extracellular hyaline layer, which contains the proteins hyalin and echinonectin.’
Mid 19th century: via Latin from Greek hualinos, from hualos glass.
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