starch

Definitions

Agriculture

  • noun a substance composed of chains of glucose units, found in green plants

Food

  • An odourless and tasteless polysaccharide which is the principal carbohydrate store in plant tissues, tubers and seeds and is an important constituent of the human, herbivore and omnivore diet

Medical

  • noun the usual form in which carbohydrates exist in food, especially in bread, rice and potatoes. It is broken down by the digestive process into forms of sugar.
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