amylose

noun am·y·lose \ ˈa-mə-ˌlōs , -ˌlōz \

Definition of amylose

: a component of starch characterized by its straight chains of glucose units

First Known Use of amylose

1833


Medical Dictionary

amylose

noun am·y·lose \ ˈam-ə-ˌlōs, -ˌlōz \

medical Definition of amylose

1 : any of various polysaccharides (as starch or cellulose)
2 : a component of starch characterized by its straight chains of glucose units and by the tendency of its aqueous solutions to set to a stiff gel
3 : any of various compounds (C6H10O5)x obtained by the hydrolysis of starch

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