Definition of amyloid in English:

amyloid

Line breaks: amyl|oid
Pronunciation: /ˈamɪlɔɪd
 
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noun

[mass noun] Medicine
1A starch-like protein which is deposited in the liver, kidneys, spleen, or other tissues in certain diseases.
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  • Amyloidosis occurs when the protein amyloid is deposited in the kidneys under conditions other than ordinary.
  • Hiapp belongs to the group of amyloidogenic proteins, characterized by their aggregation and deposition as fibrillar amyloid in various body tissues.
  • This case is unique because of the massive deposition of amyloid in the spleen, adrenal gland, and liver.
1.1 another term for amyloidosis. a bewildering illness eventually diagnosed as amyloid of the kidneys
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  • Bronchiolar diseases and amyloid and malignant lymphoma were seen less frequently.
  • Among four cases with primary pulmonary lymphoma, amyloid was observed in three cases as a minor finding.
  • The first and more predominant structure was a mesh of filaments measuring 10 to 15 nm in diameter, which is typical of amyloid.

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