Hyaline

hyaline \HAHY-uh-lahyn\, adjective:

1. Glassy or transparent.

noun:
1. In biochemistry, a horny substance found in hydatid cysts, closely resembling chitin.

adjective:
1. Of or pertaining to hyaline.

noun:
1. In biochemistry, a transparent substance found in cartilage, the eye, etc., resulting from the pathological degeneration of tissue.

Hyaline stems from the Greek hyalinos, “of glass.”

I am sick and tired of going to glass museums with my grandmother. Too many hyaline objects in one day can lead any sane person to destruction of said objects.

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