amygdalin

noun
amyg·​da·​lin | \ ə-ˈmig-də-lən How to pronounce amygdalin (audio) \

Definition of amygdalin

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

First Known Use of amygdalin

1651, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amygdalin

Latin amygdala

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amygdalin

noun
amyg·​da·​lin | \ ə-ˈmig-də-lən How to pronounce amygdalin (audio) \

Medical Definition of amygdalin

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

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