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Noun: amylum  a-mu-lum
  1. A complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice; an important foodstuff and used otherwise especially in adhesives and as fillers and stiffeners for paper and textiles
    - starch

Derived forms: amylums

Type of: polyose, polysaccharide

Encyclopedia: Amylum