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Dec 6, 2019
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hyaloid

hyaloid
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hyaloid

PRONUNCIATION:
(HY-uh-loyd)

MEANING:
adjective: Glassy or transparent.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin hyaloides, from Greek hualoeies (glass-like), from hualos (glass). Earliest documented use: 1835.

USAGE:
“He squinted through the hyaloid membrane of the docking chamber’s blister and sighted upward along the elastic cable.”
Donald Moffitt; Second Genesis; Open Road; 2014.

See more usage examples of hyaloid in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I think that I shall never see / A poem lovely as a tree. -(Alfred) Joyce Kilmer, journalist and poet (6 Dec 1886-1918)

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