- a combining form representing amylum in compound words: amylolysis.
Also especially before a vowel, amyl-.
Origin of amylo-
combining form of Greek ámylon starch, noun use of neuter of ámylos not milled (a- a-6 + mýl(ē) mill + -os adj. suffix)
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before a vowel amyl-
- indicating starchamylolysis; amylase
from Latin: amylum
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