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amyloid

adj :  resembling or containing starch
n 1  :  a nonnitrogenous starchy food  2  :  a waxy translucent substance consisting of protein in combination with polysaccharides that is deposited in some animal organs and tissue under abnormal conditions (as in Alzheimer's disease) - see BETA-AMYLOID  .
 
 
 
Similar sounding terms:  am·bu·late 

 
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