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amylo-(word root) starch
Examples of words with the root amylo-: amyloid
[From Latin amylum, starch; see amylum.]
amylo-or before a vowel
(Biochemistry) indicating starch: amylolysis; amylase.
[from Latin: amylum]
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]