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Amyloid

Definition(s)

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).

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: April 17, 2014