am·y·lose noun \ˈam-ə-ˌlōs, -ˌlōz\
: any of various polysaccharides (as starch or cellulose)
: 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
: any of various compounds (C6H10O5)x obtained by the hydrolysis of starch
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