Amylaceous



of the nature of starch; starchy.
Historical Examples

Next in order to the saccharine foods as the source of indigestion in gouty persons come the amylaceous aliments.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

For this purpose, almost every amylaceous vegetable at once plentiful and cheap has, in its turn, been eagerly appropriated.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley

It forms a nutritious and easily digested amylaceous food, being used in place of starch in some preparations of cocoa.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 2 Various

amylaceous, Amyloid, composed of starch (amylum), or starch-like.
The Elements of Botany Asa Gray

For this purpose physiologists prefer the fatty to the amylaceous varieties of diet.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley

The saccharine, or amylaceous substances constitute the most abundant of the proximate constituents of plants.
The Stock-Feeder’s Manual Charles Alexander Cameron

Like the other amylaceous substances, it forms a valuable and nutritious article of food for the invalid.
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom P. L. Simmonds

The bones, being heavier than the amylaceous substances, are to be found in the apex of the cone formed by the residue.
Legal Chemistry A. Naquet

adjective
of or resembling starch

amylaceous am·y·la·ceous (ām’ə-lā’shəs)
adj.
Of, relating to, or resembling starch; starchy.

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