prunasin

noun

pru·​na·​sin ˈprü-nə-sən How to pronounce prunasin (audio)
: a crystalline cyanogenic glucoside C14H17NO6 found in various plants of the genus Prunus and obtained by partial hydrolysis of amygdalin by the enzyme prunase

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“Prunasin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/prunasin. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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