• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Amylose (Chem) One of the starch group C6H10O5)n of the carbohydrates; as, starch, arabin, dextrin, cellulose, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n amylose One of the three groups into which the carbohydrates are divided, the others being glucose and saccharose. The principal members of this group are starch, dextrin, cellulose, and natural gum. They have the formula C6H10O5, or some multiple of it.
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High-amylose corn starch made from non-GMO corn is the polymer's basis.
Structurally, starches can exist in two basic forms: amylose, a relatively straight chain of glucose molecules, and amylopectin, the highly branched chain.
The two remaining corn starches are high-amylose corn starches .