In histopathological medical usage, a hyaline substance appears glassy and pink after being stained with haematoxylin and eosin — usually it is an acellular, proteinaceous material. An example is hyaline cartilage, a transparent, glossy articular joint cartilage.
Some mistakenly refer to all hyaline as hyaline cartilage; however, hyaline is a descriptive term that applies to other material besides the cartilage itself.
Ichthyology and entomology
- Infant respiratory distress syndrome, previously known as hyaline membrane disease.
- Hyaline arteriolosclerosis
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- IMA Mycological Glossary: Hyaline.
- Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 19th Edition. Donald Venes ed. 1997 F.A. Davis. Page 1008.
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