amyloid


noun

  1. Biochemistry. 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 especially of starch.

adjective

  1. Also am·y·loi·dal. of, resembling, or containing amylum.

noun

  1. pathol a complex protein resembling starch, deposited in tissues in some degenerative diseases
  2. any substance resembling starch

adjective

  1. starchlike
adj.

“starch-like,” 1857, coined in German (1839) from Latin amylum (see amyl) + Greek-derived suffix -oid. The noun is attested from 1872.

n.

  1. A starchlike substance.
  2. A hard, waxy deposit consisting of protein and polysaccharides resulting from the degeneration of tissue.

adj.

  1. Starchlike.

Noun

  1. A hard waxy substance consisting of protein and polysaccharides that results from the degeneration of tissue and is deposited in organs or tissues of the body in various chronic diseases.

Adjective

  1. Starchlike.

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