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amygdalin

[uh-mig-duh-lin]
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noun Chemistry, Pharmacology.
  1. a white, bitter-tasting, water-soluble, glycosidic powder, C20H27NO11, usually obtained from bitter almond seeds and the leaves of plants of the genus Prunus and related genera: used chiefly in medicine as an expectorant.
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Origin of amygdalin

1645–55; < Latin amygdal(a) almond + -in2
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amygdalin

noun
  1. a white soluble bitter-tasting crystalline glycoside extracted from bitter almonds and stone fruits such as peaches and apricots. Formula: C 6 H 5 CHCNOC 12 H 21 O 10
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amygdalin in Medicine

amygdalin

(ə-mĭgdə-lĭn)
n.
  1. A glycoside found in seeds and other plant parts of many members of the rose family, such as kernels of the apricot, peach, and bitter almond.amygdaloside
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