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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amyloid  \Am"y*loid\,  Amyloidal  \Am`y*loid"al\,  a.  [L.  amylum 
  starch  +  -oid.] 
  Resembling  or  containing  amyl;  starchlike. 
 
  {Amyloid  degeneration}  (Med.),  a  diseased  condition  of 
  various  organs  of  the  body,  produced  by  the  deposit  of  an 
  albuminous  substance,  giving  a  blue  color  with  iodine  and 
  sulphuric  acid;  --  called  also  {waxy  or  lardaceous 
  degeneration}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amyloid  \Am"y*loid\  ([a^]m"[y^]*loid),  n. 
  1.  A  non-nitrogenous  starchy  food;  a  starchlike  substance. 
 
  2.  (Med.)  The  substance  deposited  in  the  organs  in  amyloid 
  degeneration. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  amyloid 
  adj  :  resembling  starch  [syn:  {starchlike},  {amylaceous},  {amyloidal}] 
  n  1:  a  nonnitrogenous  food  substance  consisting  chiefly  of 
  starch;  any  substance  resembling  starch 
  2:  (pathology)  a  waxy  translucent  complex  protein  resembling 
  starch  that  results  from  degeneration  of  tissue 




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