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amyloid

noun am·y·loid \-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
Medical Dictionary

amyloid

noun am·y·loid \ˈam-ə-ˌlid\

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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