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am•y•loid



Pronunciation: (am'u-loid"), [key]
n.
1. Biochem.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.
Also,am"y•loi'dal.of, resembling, or containing amylum.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

amylogenamyloidosis
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