amylose

noun
am·y·lose | \ ˈa-mə-ˌlōs , -ˌlōz \

Definition of amylose 

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

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1833, in the meaning defined above

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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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