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amylum

[am-uh-luh m]
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noun
  1. starch(def 1).

Origin of amylum

1550–60; < Latin < Greek ámylon starch. See amylo-
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Examples from the Web for amylum

Historical Examples

  • Amylaceous, Amyloid, composed of starch (amylum), or starch-like.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

  • Of the latter, all such must be avoided which contain a large percentage of amylum.


British Dictionary definitions for amylum

amylum

noun
  1. another name for starch (def. 2)

Word Origin

Latin, from Greek amulon fine meal, starch, from amulos not ground at the mill, from a- 1 + mulē mill
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amylum in Medicine

amylum

([object Object])
n.
  1. starch

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