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Definition of "amylum" [amylum]

  • Starch. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "amylum" in a sentence
  • "He said that a 28 - year - old patient of his had tried to lose weight by cutting out meat and foods that contained amylum, a complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, but succeeded only in seriously dama …"
  • "The Romans called it amylum, which meant “not ground at the mill.”"
  • "Brown chromatophores may or may not be arranged radially about a central amylum granule."