amyloid

noun am·y·loid \ -ˌlȯid \
Updated on: 25 Nov 2017

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

amyloid

adjective

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First Known Use of amyloid

1866


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amyloid

noun am·y·loid \ ˈam-ə-ˌlȯid \

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

amyloid

adjective

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