Am"y*loid (#), Am`y*loid"al (#), a. [L. amylum starch + -oid.]

Resembling or containing amyl; starchlike.

Amyloid degeneration Med., a diseased condition of various organs of the body, produced by the deposit of an albuminous substance, giving a blue color with iodine and sulphuric acid; -- called also waxy ∨ lardaceous degeneration.

 

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Am"y*loid (#), n.

1.

A non-nitrogenous starchy food; a starchlike substance.

2. Med.

The substance deposited in the organs in amyloid degeneration.

 

© Webster 1913.

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