paramylum

noun
par·​am·​y·​lum | \ ˌpa-ˈra-mə-ləm How to pronounce paramylum (audio) \

Definition of paramylum

: a reserve carbohydrate that is found in various protozoans and algae and resembles starch

First Known Use of paramylum

1874, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for paramylum

New Latin, from para- + Latin amylum starch — more at amyl-

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“Paramylum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paramylum. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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paramylum

noun
par·​am·​y·​lum | \ (ˈ)pa(ə)r-ˈam-ə-ləm How to pronounce paramylum (audio) \

Medical Definition of paramylum

: a reserve carbohydrate of various protozoans and algae that resembles starch

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