Amyloid degeneration

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Amyloid degeneration is a type of degeneration with the deposit of lardacein in the tissues. It indicates[disambiguation needed] impairment of nutritive function and is seen in wasting diseases.

It is also sometimes called Abercrombie's disease, Abercrombie's syndrome, Virchow's syndrome, bacony disease, cellulose disease, hyaloid disease, lardaceous disease, waxy disease, and waxy degeneration. Its alternate names honour Scottish physician John Abercrombie and German physician Rudolf Ludwig Karl Virchow.