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amyloid (adj.)

"starch-like," 1843, coined in German (1839) from Latin amylum (see amyl) + Greek-derived suffix -oid. The noun is attested from 1872.

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Definitions of amyloid from WordNet
1
amyloid (n.)
a non-nitrogenous food substance consisting chiefly of starch; any substance resembling starch;
amyloid (n.)
(pathology) a waxy translucent complex protein resembling starch that results from degeneration of tissue;
2
amyloid (adj.)
resembling starch;
Synonyms: starchlike / amylaceous / amyloidal / farinaceous
From wordnet.princeton.edu