Definition of Paramylum

1. n. A substance resembling starch, found in the green frothy scum formed on the surface of stagnant water.



Definition of Paramylum

1. Noun. A substance resembling starch, found in the green frothy scum formed on the surface of stagnant water. ¹

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Definition of Paramylum

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Medical Definition of Paramylum

1. A substance resembling starch, found in the green frothy scum formed on the surface of stagnant water. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Beside + starch. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paramylum

paramountcy
paramountly
paramounts
paramours
paramphistomatidae
paramphistomiasis
paramukta
paramural body
paramusia
paramutation
paramutations
paramyloidosis
paramylon
paramylons
paramylum (current term)
paramylums
paramyoclonus multiplex
paramyosin
paramyotonia
paramyotonus
paramyxoviridae infections
paramyxovirinae
paramyxovirus
paramyxovirus infections
paramyxoviruses
paranalgesia
paranaphthalene
paranasal
paranasal sinus

Literary usage of Paramylum

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1. Botanical Microtechnique: A Hand-book of Methods for the Preparation by A[lbrecht] Zimmermann (1893)
"These paramylum-grains consist, as is shown in Fig. 54, IV, a—c, which 413. ... in ti-ic large paramylum- grains of ..."

2. Introduction to the Study of Organic Chemistry by Adolf Pinner (1882)
"It is colored blue by iodine, and is converted into dextrose by dilute acids. paramylum, C0H,o0., occurs in infusoria. It is insoluble in water. ..."

3. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1916)
"As the paramylum granules become reduced in size the chromatic bodies become more frequent and lie within the enlarged masses of cytoplasm that fill the ..."

4. An Introduction to the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of Animals by Gilbert Charles Bourne (1900)
"According to a recent author the stigma is covered anteriorly by one or more strongly refracting granules of paramylum, and the whole structure serves as a ..."

5. Plant Anatomy from the Standpoint of the Development and Functions of the by William Chase Stevens (1916)
"paramylum grains are flattened, cylindrical, stratified bodies ... The paramylum grains are hardly affected by water, alcohol, ether, nitric acid, ..."

6. Plant Anatomy from the Standpoint of the Development and Functions of the by William Chase Stevens (1907)
"paramylum grains are flattened, cylindrical, stratified bodies occurring in the ... The paramylum grains are hardly affected by water, alcohol, ether, ..."

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