amyloid


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

amyloid \am"y*loid\ ([a^]m"[i^]*loid), Amyloidal \Am`y*loid"al\
   ([a^]m`[i^]*loid"al), a. [L. amylum starch + -oid.]
   Resembling or containing starch; starchlike. --AS

   Syn: starchlike, amylaceous
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

amyloid \am"y*loid\ ([a^]m"[i^]*loid), n.
   1. A starchlike substance.
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   2. (Med.) Any of a group of diverse starchlike glycoproteins
      deposited in the organs under some pathological
      conditions, such as amyloidosis; they are composed of
      linear nonbranching fibrils when viewed under the electron
      microscope. --Stedman 25
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   Amyloid degeneration (Med.), Same as amyloidosis; --
      called also waxy degeneration or {lardaceous
      degeneration}.
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