amyloid

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am·y·loid

noun \-ˌlid\

Definition of AMYLOID

:  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

First Known Use of AMYLOID

1866

am·y·loid

noun \ˈam-ə-ˌlid\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AMYLOID

1
: a nonnitrogenous starchy food
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

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