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a combining form representing amylum in compound words: amylolysis.
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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)
Words nearby amylo-
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Example sentences from the Web for amylo-
In other forms a substance (probably glycogen or amylo-dextrin) which turns brown with iodine has been observed.
British Dictionary definitions for amylo-
before a vowel amyl-
indicating starchamylolysis; amylase
Word Origin for amylo-
from Latin: amylum
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Medical definitions for amylo-
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