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

Examples of amyloidosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In late 2019, Jacobs was diagnosed with cardiac amyloidosis, a condition that weakens the heart. Blake Nelson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 May 2024 Researchers are exploring this strategy to develop a single-dose treatment for hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis, a rare genetic disease caused by the accumulation of misfolded proteins in the heart and nerves. Discover Magazine, 8 Jan. 2024 McGuinness died at the relatively young age of 66 from amyloidosis, a rare condition that affects the tissues and organs. Gary Murphy, Foreign Affairs, 3 Apr. 2017 Initial outcomes in the transthyretin amyloidosis patients look exceedingly positive, says Julian Gillmore, a clinical researcher at University College London and co-author on the study. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 4 Jan. 2022 Those giant protein globs are called amyloid, and the diagnosis was amyloidosis. Amber Dance, Discover Magazine, 13 Apr. 2023 Some causes of carpal tunnel syndrome include medical conditions such as arthritis, gout, diabetes, amyloidosis, infections, masses and severe wrist injuries. Kristin Karim, M.d., Mayo Foundation For Medical Education and Research, Chicago Tribune, 7 July 2023 My husband has been diagnosed with cardiac amyloidosis. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 25 Apr. 2023 And in June another company reported the first-ever successful trial of direct gene editing, which used nanoparticles to deliver CRISPR-Cas9 components into liver cells and inactivate a gene implicated in a rare disease called transthyretin amyloidosis. Esther Landhuis, Scientific American, 18 Oct. 2021

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Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of amyloidosis was in 1886

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“Amyloidosis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition


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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