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amyloid

am·y·loid

amyloid

 
pronunciation:
ae m loId
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a starchy substance, as in food.
definition 2: a result of the degeneration of body tissue, occurring in the form of a hard waxy protein deposit.
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part of speech: adjective
definition: of, containing, or resembling starch.
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derivation: amyloidal (adj.)