Definition of amylose in English:

amylose

noun

Biochemistry
  • The crystallizable form of starch, consisting of long unbranched polysaccharide chains.

    ‘Another relevant class of biopolymers for which stretching measurements are available is constituted by polysaccharides, in particular cellulose, amylose, and dextran.’
    • ‘Its starch consists of two kinds of glucose polymer: amylose and amylopectin.’
    • ‘But Thais were accustomed to rices that, like Thai people, stick together (stickiness is determined by the ratio of two different starches, amylose and amylopectin).’
    • ‘Wheat is mostly starch, which is a polymer - or chain - of glucose molecules containing amylose (the straight-chain form) and amylopectin (the branched-chain form).’
    • ‘In vitro it will act on both amylose and amylopectin, and can catalyse the formation of large circular molecules from both of these substrates.’

Pronunciation

amylose

/ˈaməlōs/ /ˈæməloʊs/ /ˈaməlōz/ /ˈæməloʊz/