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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A disorder marked by the deposition of amyloid in various organs and tissues of the body. It may be associated with a chronic disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, tuberculosis, or multiple myeloma.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of a group of disorders in which the fibrous protein amyloid is deposited in an organ of the body.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a disorder characterized by deposit of amyloid in organs or tissues; often secondary to chronic rheumatoid arthritis or tuberculosis or multiple myeloma.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a disorder characterized by deposit of amyloid in organs or tissues; often secondary to chronic rheumatoid arthritis or tuberculosis or multiple myeloma

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Examples

  • The time for development of amyloidosis is shortened from several weeks to days in mice after injection of or feeding with extracts from amyloid-laden tissue

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  • Eleven years ago, Francis called his son into his den, handed him a medical book, and asked him to read an entry on a relatively rare illness called amyloidosis.

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  • He is battling a very serious blood disorder called amyloidosis and has vowed to beat it, although it is not a curable condition at present.

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  • Since last spring, when he announced he had a rare blood disease called amyloidosis, Jordan, 58, has been chronicling his life-and-death struggle online.

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  • Guthman, who suffered from a rare blood disease called amyloidosis, died Sunday at his Pacific Palisades home, said Bryce Nelson, a family spokesman.

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  • Lucy doesn't have cancer she has amyloidosis which is a very rare inflammatory illness.

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  • "There is no known cure," his doctor told him, after announcing he had a rare fatal disease called cardiac amyloidosis.

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  • He had amyloidosis, a rare organ and tissue disease.

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  • Almost ten years ago, he was diagnosed with amyloidosis, a disease in which abnormal protein produced in the bone marrow accumulates in the tissues and the organsā€”usually the kidneys, the heart, and the GI tract.

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