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noun, plural am·y·loi·do·ses [am-uh-loi-doh-seez] /ˌæm ə lɔɪˈdoʊ siz/. Pathology.
  1. a deposit of amyloid in tissues or organs.
  2. the diseased state resulting from this deposit.
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Origin of amyloidosis

First recorded in 1895–1900; amyloid + -osis
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British Dictionary definitions for amyloidosis


  1. pathol the deposition of amyloid in various tissues of the body, as occurs in certain chronic infections
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amyloidosis in Medicine


  1. A disorder marked by the deposition of amyloid in various organs and tissues of the body that may be associated with a chronic disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, tuberculosis, or multiple myeloma.
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