amyloidosis

noun

am·​y·​loid·​osis ˌa-mə-ˌlȯi-ˈdō-səs How to pronounce amyloidosis (audio)
: a disorder characterized by the deposition of amyloid in bodily organs and tissues

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web He was diagnosed in 2014 with the rare condition amyloidosis, which produces protein deposits in the heart. Mike Brehm, USA TODAY, 16 Jan. 2023 Ultimately, the approach could offer life-changing benefits to transthyretin amyloidosis patients. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 4 Jan. 2022 The genetic error resulted in the birth of a rare condition known as hereditary transthyretin (ATTR) amyloidosis. Wired, Ars Technica, 29 Dec. 2022 The company’s drug is currently marketed as treating only amyloidosis, and thus is exempt from Medicare’s price setting. Joe Grogan, WSJ, 3 Nov. 2022 In transthyretin amyloidosis, mutations in the TTR gene cause the liver to produce abnormal versions of the transthyretin protein. WIRED, 23 Sep. 2022 Intellia Therapeutics is developing a drug for a rare and fatal disease known as transthyretin amyloidosis in collaboration with Regeneron. Trefis Team, Forbes, 23 Dec. 2021 Intellia Therapeutics is developing a drug for a rare and fatal disease known as transthyretin amyloidosis in collaboration with Regeneron. Trefis Team, Forbes, 23 Dec. 2021 Intellia Therapeutics is developing a drug for a rare and fatal disease known as transthyretin amyloidosis in collaboration with Regeneron. Trefis Team, Forbes, 23 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amyloidosis was in 1886

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“Amyloidosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amyloidosis. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

amyloidosis

noun
am·​y·​loid·​o·​sis ˌam-ə-ˌlȯi-ˈdō-səs How to pronounce amyloidosis (audio)
plural amyloidoses -ˌsēz How to pronounce amyloidosis (audio)
: a disorder characterized by the deposition of amyloid in organs or tissues of the animal body see paramyloidosis

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