mandelonitrile

noun

man·​de·​lo·​ni·​trile ˌman-də-lō-ˈnī-trəl How to pronounce mandelonitrile (audio) -ˌtrīl How to pronounce mandelonitrile (audio)
: a yellow oily liquid C8H7NO that can be prepared by hydrolysis of amygdalin and yields a small amount of hydrogen cyanide when mixed with alcohol and water

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“Mandelonitrile.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/mandelonitrile. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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