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hyaline degeneration

 

Definition: a group of several degenerative processes that affect various cells and tissues, resulting in the formation of rounded masses (“droplets”) or relatively broad bands of substances that are homogeneous, translucent, refractile, and moderately to deeply acidophilic; may occur in the collagen of old fibrous tissue, smooth muscle of arterioles or the uterus, and as droplets in parenchymal cells.

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