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Meaning of amyloid

am•y•loid

Pronunciation: (am'u-loid"), [key]
— n.
  1. 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 esp. of starch.
—adj.
  1. of, resembling, or containing amylum.
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