Amylum meaning

ăm'ə-ləm
The definition of amylum is another word for starch.

An example of a food that contains amylum is the potato.

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Starch.
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Origin of amylum

  • Latin from Greek amulon starch from neuter of amulos not ground at a mill a- not a–1 mulē mill melə- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin amylum, from Ancient Greek ἄμυλον (amylon), from ἀ- (a-, “privative”) +‎ μύλη (mulē, “mill”).
    From Wiktionary