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1. amyloid

adjective. ['ˈæmɪˌlɔɪd'] resembling starch.

Synonyms

  • farinaceous
  • starchlike
  • amylaceous
  • starchy

Antonyms

  • fine
  • informal
  • loosen

Etymology

  • -oid (English)
  • εἶδος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • amyl (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Amyloid

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Example sentences of the word amyloid


1. Adjective
Supplements such as pineapple enzyme, or bromelain, can be taken to break down amyloid deposits.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The condition that veterinarians call amyloidosis occurs when the bloodstream deposits too much amyloid protein in internal organs.

2. amyloid

noun. ['ˈæmɪˌlɔɪd'] a non-nitrogenous food substance consisting chiefly of starch; any substance resembling starch.

Synonyms

  • amylum

Etymology

  • -oid (English)
  • εἶδος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • amyl (English)

3. amyloid

noun. ['ˈæmɪˌlɔɪd'] (pathology) a waxy translucent complex protein resembling starch that results from degeneration of tissue.

Etymology

  • -oid (English)
  • εἶδος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • amyl (English)
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