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Amyloid

Amyloid describes various types of protein aggregations that share specific traits when examined microscopically.

For a period, the scientific community debated whether or not amyloid deposits were fatty deposits or carbohydrate deposits until it was finally resolved that it was neither, but rather a deposition of proteinaceous mass.

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