|Symbol: Pr; atomic weight: 140.907; atomic number: 59|
|Symbol: I; atomic weight: 126.9044; atomic number: 53|
amyloid am·y·loid (ām'ə-loid')
A starchlike substance.
A hard, waxy deposit consisting of protein and polysaccharides resulting from the degeneration of tissue.
|amyloid (ām'ə-loid') Pronunciation Key
Noun A hard waxy substance consisting of protein and polysaccharides that results from the degeneration of tissue and is deposited in organs or tissues of the body in various chronic diseases.