amylum

[am-uh-luh m]

Origin of amylum

1550–60; < Latin < Greek ámylon starch. See amylo-
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amylum

noun
  1. 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
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amylum in Medicine

amylum

[ămə-ləm]
n.
  1. starch
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