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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