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amyloid (plural amyloids)
- A waxy compound of protein and polysaccharides that is found deposited in tissues in amyloidosis.
- Any of various starchlike substances.
misfolded proteins that disrupt normal organ function
- Containing or resembling starch.
- (mycology) Applied to a mushroom that turns blue-black upon application of Melzer's reagent.