Origin of amylumClassical Latin from Classical Greek amylon, starch, short for amylon (aleuron), (meal) not ground at the mill from a-, not + myl?, mill
The potato contains amylum.
The definition of amylum is another word for starch.
An example of a food that contains amylum is the potato.
Origin of amylumLatin from Greek amulon starch from neuter of amulos not ground at a mill a- not ; see a- 1. mulē mill ; see melə- in Indo-European roots.
From Latin amylum, from Ancient Greek ἄμυλον (amylon), from ἀ- (a-, “privative”) + μύλη (mulē, “mill”).