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) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for amylo-


before a vowel amyl-

combining form

indicating starchamylolysis; amylase

Word Origin for amylo-

from Latin: amylum
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Medical definitions for amylo-



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