amyloid

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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.

Adjective   Starchlike.
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