amygdalin

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noun amyg·da·lin \-lən\

Definition of amygdalin

  1. :  a white crystalline cyanogenetic glucoside C20H27NO11 found especially in the seeds of the apricot, peach, and bitter almond — compare laetrile

Origin and Etymology of amygdalin

Latin amygdala


First Known Use: 1651


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amygdalin

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noun amyg·da·lin \ə-ˈmig-də-lən\

Medical Definition of amygdalin

  1. :  a white crystalline cyanogenic glucoside C20H27NO11 found especially in the seeds of the apricot, peach, and bitter almond


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