(A nat.) Vitriform, transparent.

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  • Hyaloid — Hy a*loid, a. [Gr. ? glassy, transparent; y alos glass + ? appearance: cf. F. hyalo[ i]de.] (Anat.) Resembling glass; vitriform; transparent; hyaline; as, the hyaloid membrane, a very delicate membrane inclosing the vitreous humor of the eye.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hyaloid — [hī′ə loid΄] adj. [Gr hyaloeidēs < hyalos, glass + eidos, appearance: see OID] HYALINE …   English World dictionary

  • hyaloid — /huy euh loyd /, n. 1. See hyaloid membrane. adj. 2. glassy; hyaline. [1660 70; < Gk hyaloeidés like glass. See HYAL , OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • hyaloid — SYN: hyaline. [hyalo + G. eidos, resemblance] * * * hy·a·loid hī ə .lȯid adj being glassy or transparent <a hyaloid appearance> * * * hy·a·loid (hiґə loid) [hyal + oid] hyaline …   Medical dictionary

  • hyaloid — adj. transparent, glassy, hyaline; attached to the hyaloid membrane (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hyaloid — hy•a•loid [[t]ˈhaɪ əˌlɔɪd[/t]] n. 1) anat. oph hyaloid membrane 2) glassy; hyaline • Etymology: 1660–70; < Gk hyaloeidḗs. See hyalo , oid …   From formal English to slang

  • hyaloid — /ˈhaɪəlɔɪd/ (say huyuhloyd) noun 1. Anatomy the hyaloid membrane of the eye. –adjective 2. glassy; hyaline. {Greek hyaloeidēs like glass. See hyalo , oid} …  

  • hyaloid — adj. Anat. glassy. Phrases and idioms: hyaloid membrane a thin transparent membrane enveloping the vitreous humour of the eye. Etymology: F hyaloiumlde f. LL hyaloides f. Gk hualoeides (as HYALITE) …   Useful english dictionary

  • hyaloid membrane — n a very delicate membrane enclosing the vitreous body of the eye * * * the transparent membrane that surrounds the vitreous humour of the eye, separating it from the retina. * * * membrana vitrea …   Medical dictionary

  • hyaloid membrane — n. a delicate membrane containing the vitreous humor of the eye …   English World dictionary

  • Hyaloid artery — Artery: Hyaloid artery The hyaloid artery is located on the gray band near the center of the image. Latin arteria hyaloidea …   Wikipedia

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