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a deposit of in tissues or organs.
the diseased state resulting from this deposit.
(pathol) the deposition of amyloid in various tissues of the body, as occurs in certain chronic infections

amyloidosis am·y·loid·o·sis (ām’ə-loi-dō’sĭs)
A disorder marked by the deposition of amyloid in various organs and tissues of the body that may be associated with a chronic disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, tuberculosis, or multiple myeloma.


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