amyloid


amyloid
/am"euh loyd'/, n.
1. Biochem. a waxy, translucent substance, composed primarily of protein fibers, that is deposited in various organs of animals in certain diseases.
2. a nonnitrogenous food consisting esp. of starch.
adj.
3. Also, amyloidal. of, resembling, or containing amylum.
[1855-60; AMYL- + -OID]

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Universalium. 2010.