lardaceous degeneration
Amyloid Am"y*loid, Amyloidal Am`y*loid"al, a. [L. amylum starch + -oid.] Resembling or containing amyl; starchlike. [1913 Webster]

{Amyloid degeneration} (Med.), a diseased condition of various organs of the body, produced by the deposit of an albuminous substance, giving a blue color with iodine and sulphuric acid; -- called also {waxy degeneration} or {lardaceous degeneration}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Lardaceous — Lar*da ceous, a. [Cf. F. lardac[ e].] Consisting of, or resembling, lard. [1913 Webster] Lardaceous degeneration (Med.), amyloid degeneration. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lardaceous — (ˈ) ̷ ̷|dāshəs adjective Etymology: probably from (assumed) New Latin lardaceus, from Latin lardum fat pork + aceus aceous 1. : resembling lard a lardaceous mass 2. : amyloid 2 lardaceous degeneration …   Useful english dictionary

  • Amyloid degeneration — Amyloid Am y*loid, Amyloidal Am y*loid al, a. [L. amylum starch + oid.] Resembling or containing amyl; starchlike. [1913 Webster] {Amyloid degeneration} (Med.), a diseased condition of various organs of the body, produced by the deposit of an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • waxy degeneration — Amyloid Am y*loid, Amyloidal Am y*loid al, a. [L. amylum starch + oid.] Resembling or containing amyl; starchlike. [1913 Webster] {Amyloid degeneration} (Med.), a diseased condition of various organs of the body, produced by the deposit of an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amyloid degeneration — is a type of degeneration with the deposit of lardacein in the tissues. It indicates impairment of nutritive function and is seen in wasting diseases. *Also sometimes called Abercrombie s disease, Abercrombie s syndrome, Virchow s syndrome,… …   Wikipedia

  • Amyloid — Am y*loid, Amyloidal Am y*loid al, a. [L. amylum starch + oid.] Resembling or containing amyl; starchlike. [1913 Webster] {Amyloid degeneration} (Med.), a diseased condition of various organs of the body, produced by the deposit of an albuminous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amyloidal — Amyloid Am y*loid, Amyloidal Am y*loid al, a. [L. amylum starch + oid.] Resembling or containing amyl; starchlike. [1913 Webster] {Amyloid degeneration} (Med.), a diseased condition of various organs of the body, produced by the deposit of an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • liver — The largest gland of the body, lying beneath the diaphragm in the right hypochondrium and upper part of the epigastric region; it is of irregular shape and weighs from 1–2 kg, or about 140 the weight of the body. As an exocrine gland it secretes …   Medical dictionary

  • Spleen — An organ located in the upper left part of the abdomen near the stomach. The spleen produces lymphocytes; it is the largest lymphatic organ in the body. The spleen also filters the blood, serves as a major reservoir for blood and destroys blood… …   Medical dictionary

  • waxy spleen — a spleen affected with amyloid degeneration; called also lardaceous s …   Medical dictionary

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