the soluble or sol component of starch that forms a stiff gel at ordinary temperatures and turns blue in iodine.
Origin of amylose
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The inner portion of a starch granule, consisting of relatively soluble polysaccharides having an unbranched, linear, or spiral structure.
A polysaccharide, such as cellulose.
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