amyloidosis

amyloidosis
amyloidosis [am΄ə loi dō′sis, am΄ə loi dō′sis]
n.
pl. amyloidoses [am΄ə loi dō′sēz΄]
a disorder in which amyloid (protein) accumulates in body tissue or organs

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