beta-amyloid

noun
be·ta-am·y·loid | \ˈbā-tə-ˈa-mə-ˌlȯid \

Definition of beta-amyloid 

: an amyloid that is derived from a larger precursor protein and is the primary component of plaques characteristic of Alzheimer's disease

First Known Use of beta-amyloid

1987, in the meaning defined above

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beta-amyloid

noun
be·ta-am·y·loid
variants: also β-amyloid \-ˈam-ə-ˌlȯid \ or beta-amyloid protein or beta-amyloid peptide

Medical Definition of beta-amyloid 

: an amyloid that is derived from amyloid precursor protein and is the primary component of plaques characteristic of Alzheimer's disease

called also A-beta, amyloid beta, amyloid beta peptide, amyloid beta protein

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