amylose

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amylose am·y·lose (ām'ə-lōs', -lōz')
n.

  1. The inner portion of a starch granule, consisting of relatively soluble polysaccharides having an unbranched, linear, or spiral structure.

  2. A polysaccharide, such as cellulose.

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