amylo-


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amylo-

or amyl-
pref.
Starch: amylose.

[From Latin amylum, starch; see amylum.]

amylo-

or before a vowel

amyl-

combining form
(Biochemistry) indicating starch: amylolysis; amylase.
[from Latin: amylum]

amylo-

a combining form representing amylum: amylolysis.
[comb. form of Greek ámylon starch (extracted from unmilled grain), n. use of neuter of ámylos=a- a-6 + -mylos, adj. derivative of mýlē mill]