[ am-uh-luh m ]
/ ˈæm ə ləm /
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Origin of amylum
1550–60; < Latin < Greek ámylon starch. See amylo-
Words nearby amylum
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Example sentences from the Web for amylum
Of the latter, all such must be avoided which contain a large percentage of amylum.
Amylaceous, Amyloid, composed of starch (amylum), or starch-like.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
British Dictionary definitions for amylum
/ (ˈæmɪləm) /
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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Medical definitions for amylum
[ ăm′ə-ləm ]
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