- a deposit of amyloid in tissues or organs.
- the diseased state resulting from this deposit.
Origin of amyloidosis
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- pathol the deposition of amyloid in various tissues of the body, as occurs in certain chronic infections
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- 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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