waxy degeneration


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Waxy \Wax"y\, a.
   Resembling wax in appearance or consistency; viscid;
   adhesive; soft; hence, yielding; pliable; impressible. "Waxy
   to persuasion." --Bp. Hall.
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   Waxy degeneration (Med.), amyloid degeneration. See under
      Amyloid.

   Waxy kidney, Waxy liver, etc. (Med.), a kidney or liver
      affected by waxy degeneration.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

amyloidosis \am`y*loi*do"sis\ ([a^]m`[i^]*loi*d[=o]"s[i^]s), n.
   (Med.)
   A disorder characterized by deposit of extracellular
   amyloid[2] in organs or tissues in an amount that interferes
   with normal function of the affected organ; it is often
   secondary to chronic rheumatoid arthritis or tuberculosis or
   multiple myeloma. Called also amyloid degeneration {waxy
   degeneration} and lardaceous degeneration.
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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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