paramylum


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paramylum

(pă-răm′ə-ləm) also

paramylon

(-lən)
n.
A carbohydrate resembling starch that is composed of glucose and forms the reserve foodstuff of certain algae.
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paramylum

a starch-like substance that occurs as a food reserve in flagellate protozoans and algae such as EUGLEMA.
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