hyaline

[ noun hahy-uh-leen, -lin; adjective hahy-uh-lin, -lahyn ]SEE DEFINITION OF hyaline
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Semi-hyaline: hyaline in part only: not altogether transparent.

The first glume is ovate-lanceolate, acute and hyaline, 1-nerved.

Grain is free, rugose, and the pericarp is hyaline and loose.

The first glume is very minute, empty, hyaline and persistent.

The third glume is hyaline, linear-oblong, 2-nerved ciliate.

The third glume is hyaline, empty, nerveless and without a palea.

The fourth glume also is small, hyaline, ciliate, and 1-nerved.

The third glume is hyaline, narrow-oblong, ciliate and obtuse.

The third glume is hyaline, thin, oblong, obtuse and nerveless.

The first two glumes are hyaline, unequal-nerved and persistent.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, from Latin hyalinus, from Greek hyalinos "of glass or crystal," from hyalos "glass" (see hyalo-).

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