Origin of amylum
1550–60; < Latin < Greek ámylon starch. See amylo-
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for amylum
Historical Examples of amylum
Amylaceous, Amyloid, composed of starch (amylum), or starch-like.The Elements of Botany
Of the latter, all such must be avoided which contain a large percentage of amylum.
- another name for starch (def. 2)
Word Origin for amylum
Latin, from Greek amulon fine meal, starch, from amulos not ground at the mill, from a- 1 + mulē mill
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.