The hypothetical presence of starch in the circulating blood. [amylo- + G. haima, blood]

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am·y·le·mia (am″ə-leґme-ə) [amyl- + -emia] an excess of starch in the blood.

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  • amyl- — combining form or amylo Etymology: Late Latin amyl , from Latin amylum, from Greek amylon, from neuter of amylos not ground at the mill, from a a (II) + mylos, mylē mill more at meal : starch …   Useful english dictionary

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