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(Medicine) having a fatty or waxy texture resembling lard, or affected by deposits of this kind
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(lɑrˈdeɪ ʃəs)

lardlike; fatty.
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In the case of leucosis, the increased size of the LN and the lardaceous aspect of the lesions upon cutting, allowed a macroscopic diagnosis, except the renal lesions, which may be macroscopically confused with interstitial nephritis lesions [30].
Amyloid was erroneously considered a starch or fat-derived material because of its yellow-white color and waxy appearance, hence, the comparison of amyloid deposits in organs to fat, bacon, or lard (lardaceous" liver or spleen).
Such organs are enlarged, firm and pale in macroscopic appearance, with a waxy texture to their cut surface, a feature which led VonRokitansky in 1842 to refer this condition as "waxy degeneration" or "lardaceous disease" and subsequently named by Virchow in 1853 as AMYLOID, on the basis of color after staining with iodine and sulfuric acid, under the mistaken belief that the material was starch like (AMYLON-STARCH).