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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hyalonema \Hy`a*lo*ne"ma\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. "y`alos glass + ? a thread.] (Zool.) A genus of hexactinelline sponges, having a long stem composed of very long, slender, transparent, siliceous fibres twisted together like the strands of a color. The stem of the Japanese species (Hyalonema Sieboldii), called glass-rope, has long been in use as an ornament. See Glass-rope. [1913 Webster]