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starch blocker

or starch block

[stahrch blok-er or stahrch blok]
noun
  1. a substance ingested in the belief that it inhibits the body's ability to metabolize starch and thereby promotes weight loss: declared illegal in the U.S. by the FDA.
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Origin of starch blocker

First recorded in 1980–85
Related formsstarch-block·ing, adjective
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