Definition of amylose in English:



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

    • ‘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).’
    • ‘In vitro it will act on both amylose and amylopectin, and can catalyse the formation of large circular molecules from both of these substrates.’
    • ‘Its starch consists of two kinds of glucose polymer: amylose and amylopectin.’
    • ‘Another relevant class of biopolymers for which stretching measurements are available is constituted by polysaccharides, in particular cellulose, amylose, and dextran.’
    • ‘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).’