amyloid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From amyl +‎ -oid.

Noun[edit]

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amyloid (plural amyloids)

  1. A waxy compound of protein and polysaccharides that is found deposited in tissues in amyloidosis.
  2. Any of various starchlike substances.

Adjective[edit]

amyloid (comparative more amyloid, superlative most amyloid)

  1. Containing or resembling starch.
  2. (mycology) Applied to a mushroom that turns blue-black upon application of Melzer's reagent.

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