Origin of amylum
1550–60; < Latin < Greek ámylon starch. See amylo-
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Amylaceous, Amyloid, composed of starch (amylum), or starch-like.The Elements of Botany
Of the latter, all such must be avoided which contain a large percentage of amylum.
- another name for starch (def. 2)
Latin, from Greek amulon fine meal, starch, from amulos not ground at the mill, from a- 1 + mulē mill
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