amylose

noun
am·​y·​lose | \ ˈa-mə-ˌlōs How to pronounce amylose (audio) , -ˌlōz \

Definition of amylose

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

Examples of amylose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As this happens, the spaghetti swells, and small amounts of a starch called amylose leach into the water. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 16 Mar. 2022 As this happens, the spaghetti swells, and small amounts of a starch called amylose leach into the water. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 16 Mar. 2022 As this happens, the spaghetti swells, and small amounts of a starch called amylose leach into the water. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 16 Mar. 2022 As this happens, the spaghetti swells, and small amounts of a starch called amylose leach into the water. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 16 Mar. 2022 As this happens, the spaghetti swells, and small amounts of a starch called amylose leach into the water. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 16 Mar. 2022 The two main molecules of that starch, a type of carbohydrate, are amylose and amylopectin, deposited in solid granules throughout the plant. Washington Post, 18 Dec. 2020 This lets the starches fully swell and sets up the amylose spread and cross-link. Washington Post, 18 Dec. 2020 As this happens, the spaghetti swells, and small amounts of a starch called amylose leach into the water. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 7 Jan. 2020 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'amylose.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Keep scrolling for more

First Known Use of amylose

1833, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About amylose

Time Traveler for amylose

Time Traveler

The first known use of amylose was in 1833

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near amylose

amylopsin

amylose

amyl salicylate

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for amylose

Last Updated

18 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Amylose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amylose. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for amylose

amylose

noun
am·​y·​lose | \ ˈam-ə-ˌlōs, -ˌlōz How to pronounce amylose (audio) \

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

More from Merriam-Webster on amylose

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about amylose

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Food

  • a-light
  • Name these cookies!
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!