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amyloidosis

Pronunciation: am′i-loy-dō′sis

Definition:

  1. A disease characterized by extracellular accumulation of amyloid in various organs and tissues of the body; may be local or generalized, primary or secondary.
  2. The process of deposition of amyloid protein.

[amyloid + G. -osis, condition]

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