am·​y·​loid·​osis | \ ˌa-mə-ˌlȯi-ˈdō-səs How to pronounce amyloidosis (audio) \

Definition of amyloidosis

: a disorder characterized by the deposition of amyloid in bodily organs and tissues

Examples of amyloidosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ultromics, which builds AI diagnostic tools for cardiologists, has a new partnership with Janssen to develop a diagnostic device to identify patients with amyloidosis with cardiac involvement from routine echocardiograms. Stat Staff, STAT, 30 Sep. 2021 The images told the story: The man had a disease known as amyloidosis. New York Times, 28 July 2021 This type of amyloidosis is also progressive but much more slowly. New York Times, 28 July 2021 The research team, led by Dr. Julian Gillmore, an amyloidosis expert at the U.K. Jamie Ducharme, Time, 2 Aug. 2021 Cardiac amyloidosis can be a result of a cancer known as multiple myeloma. New York Times, 28 July 2021 The initial results in patients with transthyretin amyloidosis (ATTR), a rare degenerative disease that can lead to nerve damage and the stiffening of the heart, are impressive. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, 2 July 2021 Cells in the liver use the messenger RNA to create the CRISPR gene editing protein, and the guide RNA leads that protein to the DNA of the gene that causes amyloidosis. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 June 2021 That's what made transthyretin amyloidosis with polyneuropathy a good first target for CRISPR gene editing. Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY, 26 June 2021

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First Known Use of amyloidosis

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amyloidosis

New Latin

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4 Oct 2021

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“Amyloidosis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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am·​y·​loid·​o·​sis | \ ˌam-ə-ˌlȯi-ˈdō-səs How to pronounce amyloidosis (audio) \
plural amyloidoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce amyloidosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of amyloidosis

: a disorder characterized by the deposition of amyloid in organs or tissues of the animal body — see paramyloidosis

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