Definition of amyloid
: a waxy translucent substance consisting primarily of protein that is deposited in some animal organs and tissues under abnormal conditions (such as Alzheimer's disease) — compare beta-amyloid
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In 2002, competitor Elan tested a vaccine designed to spur the body to create its own amyloid-clearing antibodies.
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First Known Use of amyloid
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
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