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- n. A protein found in tissues affected with amyloid degeneration. It is insoluble in nearly all reagents, is not acted upon by gastric juice, and is not readily subject to putrefaction.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A peculiar amyloid substance, colored blue by iodine and sulphuric acid, occurring mainly as an abnormal infiltration into the spleen, liver, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A proteid substance found as a deposit in certain diseased organs and tissues of the body.