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paramylum

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noun par·am·y·lum \ˌpa-ˈra-mə-ləm\

Definition of paramylum

  1. :  a reserve carbohydrate that is found in various protozoans and algae and resembles starch



Origin of paramylum

New Latin, from para- + Latin amylum starch — more at amyl-


First Known Use: 1897


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paramylum

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noun par·am·y·lum \(ˈ)pa(ə)r-ˈam-ə-ləm\

Medical Definition of paramylum

  1. :  a reserve carbohydrate of various protozoans and algae that resembles starch




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