amylose

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noun am·y·lose \ˈa-mə-ˌlōs, -ˌlōz\

Definition of amylose

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

First Known Use of amylose

1833


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amylose

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noun am·y·lose \ˈam-ə-ˌlōs, -ˌlōz\

Medical Definition of amylose

  1. 1:  any of various polysaccharides (as starch or cellulose)

  2. 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. 3:  any of various compounds (C6H10O5)x obtained by the hydrolysis of starch


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