amylose


am·y·lose

noun \ˈa-mə-ˌlōs, -ˌlōz\

Definition of AMYLOSE

:  a component of starch characterized by its straight chains of glucose units

First Known Use of AMYLOSE

1833

am·y·lose

noun \ˈam-ə-ˌlōs, -ˌlōz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AMYLOSE

1
: any of various polysaccharides (as starch or cellulose)
2
: a component of starch characterized by its straight chains of glucose units and by the tendency of its aqueous solutions to set to a stiff gel
3
: any of various compounds (C6H10O5)x obtained by the hydrolysis of starch

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