[ am-uh-lohs ]
/ ˈæm əˌloʊs /


the soluble or sol component of starch that forms a stiff gel at ordinary temperatures and turns blue in iodine.
Compare amylopectin.

Origin of amylose

First recorded in 1875–80; amyl- + -ose2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for amylose

/ (ˈæmɪˌləʊz, -ləʊs) /


the minor component (about 20 per cent) of starch, consisting of long unbranched chains of glucose units. It is soluble in water and gives an intense blue colour with iodineCompare amylopectin
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Medical definitions for amylose

[ ămə-lōs′, -lōz′ ]


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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