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Definition of "amyloidosis" []

  • A disorder marked by the deposition of amyloid in various organs and tissues of the body. It may be associated with a chronic disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, tuberculosis, or multiple myeloma. (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 "amyloidosis" in a sentence
  • "The time for development of amyloidosis is shortened from several weeks to days in mice after injection of or feeding with extracts from amyloid-laden tissue"
  • "Eleven years ago, Francis called his son into his den, handed him a medical book, and asked him to read an entry on a relatively rare illness called amyloidosis."
  • "He is battling a very serious blood disorder called amyloidosis and has vowed to beat it, although it is not a curable condition at present."