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hyaline

[′hī·ə·lən]
(biochemistry)
A clear, homogeneous, structureless material found in the matrix of cartilage, vitreous body, mucin, and glycogen.
(geology)
Transparent and resembling glass.
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Sea urchin hyalin: appearance and function in development.
Hepatocellular hyalin (Mallory bodies) in long term griseofulvin-treated mice: a new experimental model for the study of hyalin formation.
Ingressing primary mesenchymal cells lose their affinity for each other and for hyalin (in the hyaline coating of the blastula).
Among others, these include hyalin (Wessel et al., 1998), glycosaminoglycans (Schuel et al., 1974), serine proteases (Haley and Wessel, 1999), and ovoperoxidase and proteoliaisin (Somers et al., 1989; Nomura et al., 1999).