amylum

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈæmɪləm/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(amə ləm)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
am•y•lum  (amə ləm),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. starch (def. 1).
  • Greek ámylon starch. See amylo-
  • Latin
  • 1550–60

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
amylum /ˈæmɪləm/ n
  1. another name for starch
Etymology: Latin, from Greek amulon fine meal, starch, from amulos not ground at the mill, from a-1 + mulē mill
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