Paramylum

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Paramylum (Chem) A substance resembling starch, found in the green frothy scum formed on the surface of stagnant water.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n paramylum A colorless granular carbohydrate, (C6H10O5)n, which is found in certain infusoria, as Euglena viridis. It is related to starch (whence the name), but is not acted on by diastase or turned blue by iodine.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. para` beside + starch