from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A starchlike substance.
- n. Pathology A hard waxy deposit consisting of protein and polysaccharides that results from the degeneration of tissue.
- adj. Starchlike.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A waxy compound of protein and polysaccharides that is found deposited in tissues in amyloidosis.
- n. Any of various starchlike substances.
- adj. Containing or resembling starch
- adj. Applied to a mushroom that turns blue-black upon application of Melzer's reagent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Resembling or containing amyl; starchlike.
- n. A non-nitrogenous starchy food; a starchlike substance.
- n. The substance deposited in the organs in amyloid degeneration.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling amylum, or starch.
- n. In botany, a semi-gelatinous substance, analogous to starch, met with in some seeds, and becoming yellow in water after having been colored blue by iodine (Lindley); a member of the cellulose group of vegetable organic compounds, comprising cellulose, starch, gum, the sugars, etc.
- In pathology, noting a degenerative change characteristic of lardaceous disease (which see, under lardaceous).
- n. A precipitate obtained from a gelatinous solution of cotton which has been treated with concentrated sulphuric acid. Vegetable parchment is due to the partial transformation of the vegetable fibers into this substance.
- n. In pathology, same as lardacein.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a non-nitrogenous food substance consisting chiefly of starch; any substance resembling starch
- adj. resembling starch
- n. (pathology) a waxy translucent complex protein resembling starch that results from degeneration of tissue
From amyl + -oid. (Wiktionary)