am·y·loid /ˈæməˌlɔɪd/ 名詞
am·y·loid Am·y·loid·al a. Resembling or containing starch; starchlike. --AS
Syn: -- starchlike, amylaceous
1. A starchlike substance.
2. Med. Any of a group of diverse starchlike glycoproteins deposited in the organs under some pathological conditions, such as amyloidosis; they are composed of linear nonbranching fibrils when viewed under the electron microscope. --Stedman 25
Amyloid degeneration Med., Same as amyloidosis; -- called also waxy degeneration or lardaceous degeneration.
adj : resembling starch [syn: starchlike, amylaceous, amyloidal,
n 1: a nonnitrogenous food substance consisting chiefly of
starch; any substance resembling starch
2: (pathology) a waxy translucent complex protein resembling
starch that results from degeneration of tissue