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amyloid

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noun am·y·loid \-ˌlȯid\

Definition of amyloid

  1. :  a waxy translucent substance consisting primarily of protein that is deposited in some animal organs and tissues under abnormal conditions (as Alzheimer's disease) — compare beta-amyloid

amyloid

adjective


1866

First Known Use of amyloid

1866


Medical Dictionary

amyloid

noun am·y·loid \ˈam-ə-ˌlȯid\

Medical Definition of amyloid

  1. 1:  a nonnitrogenous starchy food

  2. 2:  a waxy translucent substance consisting primarily of protein that is deposited in some animal organs and tissue under abnormal conditions (as in Alzheimer's disease)—see beta-amyloid

amyloid

adjective



Learn More about amyloid

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of amyloid Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about amyloid


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