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amylum


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  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  amylum 
  n  :  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  [syn:  {starch}] 




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