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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The inner portion of a starch granule, consisting of relatively soluble polysaccharides having an unbranched, linear, or spiral structure.
  • noun A polysaccharide, such as starch or cellulose.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the three groups into which the carbohydrates are divided, the others being glucose and saccharose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) One of the starch group (C6H10O5)n of the carbohydrates; as, starch, arabin, dextrin, cellulose, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun biochemistry The soluble form of starch (the insoluble form being amylopectin) that is a linear polymer of glucose.

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