amyloid

Definitions of amyloid
  1. noun
    (pathology) a waxy translucent complex protein resembling starch that results from degeneration of tissue
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    protein
    any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes
  2. noun
    a non-nitrogenous food substance consisting chiefly of starch; any substance resembling starch
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    amylum, starch
    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
  3. adjective
    resembling starch
    synonyms: amylaceous, amyloidal, farinaceous, starchlike
    starchy
    consisting of or containing starch
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