Pronunciation: (am'u-loid"), [key]
1. Biochem.a waxy, translucent substance, composed primarily of protein fibers, that is deposited in various organs of animals in certain diseases.
2. a nonnitrogenous food consisting esp. of starch.
Also,am"y•loi'dal.of, resembling, or containing amylum.
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