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Definition 1: a complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice; an important foodstuff and used otherwise especially in adhesives and as fillers and stiffeners for paper and textiles - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for amylum in the sense of this definition

(amylum is a kind of ...) any of a class of carbohydrates whose molecules contain chains of monosaccharide molecules

(... is a kind of amylum ) starch resembling sago that is obtained from cuckoopint root

(... is a kind of amylum ) a starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plant; the source of tapioca; a staple food in the tropics

(... is a kind of amylum ) a nutritive starch obtained from the root of the arrowroot plant

(... is a kind of amylum ) starch prepared from the grains of corn; used in cooking as a thickener

(... is a kind of amylum ) powdery starch from certain sago palms; used in Asia as a food thickener and textile stiffener

(... is a kind of amylum ) a non-nitrogenous food substance consisting chiefly of starch; any substance resembling starch

(... is a kind of amylum ) a starch obtained from the root of the pia

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