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Amyloid (amyloidum; lat. amylum, Greek amylon – starch + Greek eidos – a look) – a complex of polysaccharides and globulins which is a product of the broken protein metabolism. Amyloid is laid in walls of vessels, and also in a cover and (or) a stroma of various bodies.

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