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Adjective: amyloid  'a-mu,loyd
  1. Resembling starch
    - starchlike, amylaceous, amyloidal, farinaceous
Noun: amyloid  'a-mu,loyd
  1. A non-nitrogenous food substance consisting chiefly of starch; any substance resembling starch
  2. (pathology) a waxy translucent complex protein resembling starch that results from degeneration of tissue

Derived forms: amyloids

See also: starchy

Type of: amylum, protein, starch

Encyclopedia: Amyloid