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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

  3. amyloid adjective




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