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Antonyms
Etymology

1. amylum

noun. a complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice; an important foodstuff and used otherwise especially in adhesives and as fillers and stiffeners for paper and textiles.

Synonyms

  • cornstarch
  • Otaheite arrowroot starch
  • cornflour
  • polyose
  • Otaheite arrowroot
  • starch
  • manioc
  • manioca
  • cassava starch
  • polysaccharide
  • sago
  • arrowroot
  • amyloid
  • cassava

Antonyms

  • starchless

Etymology

  • ἄμυλον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • μύλη (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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