Amylaceous Am`y*la"ceous, a. [L. amylum starch, Gr. ?. See {Amidin}.] Pertaining to starch; of the nature of starch; starchy. [1913 Webster]

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  • amylaceous — [am΄ə lā′shəs] adj. of or like starch …   English World dictionary

  • amylaceous fecula — Fecula Fec u*la, n.; pl. {Fecul[AE]} [L.faecula burnt tartar or salt of tartar, dim. of faex, faecis, sediment, dregs: cf. F. f[ e]cule.] Any pulverulent matter obtained from plants by simply breaking down the texture, washing with water, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amylaceous — /am euh lay sheuhs/, adj. of the nature of starch; starchy. [1820 30; AMYL + ACEOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • amylaceous — adjective a) Pertaining to, or the nature of, starch b) starchy …   Wiktionary

  • amylaceous — Starchy. * * * am·y·la·ceous .am ə lā shəs adj of, relating to, or having the characteristics of starch: STARCHY * * * am·y·la·ceous (am″ə laґshəs) [L. amylaceus] starchy; containing starch; of the nature of starch …   Medical dictionary

  • amylaceous — am·y·la·ceous || ‚æmɪ leɪʃəs adj. starchy, containing starch, made of starch …   English contemporary dictionary

  • amylaceous — am·y·la·ceous …   English syllables

  • amylaceous — am•y•la•ceous [[t]ˌæm əˈleɪ ʃəs[/t]] adj. like starch; starchy • Etymology: 1820–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • amylaceous — /æməˈleɪʃəs/ (say amuh layshuhs) adjective of the nature of starch; starchy. {amyl(o) + aceous} …  

  • amylaceous —   a. starchy …   Dictionary of difficult words

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