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Amygdalin, Amygdaline, a-mig′da-lin, n. a crystalline principle existing in the kernel of bitter almonds.
Emulsine has the property of being able to hydrolyse the glucoside amygdalin to glucose, benzaldehyde, and hydrocyanic acid.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
Amygdalin was first discovered in 1830, and was one of the first substances to be recognized as a glucoside.
In the amygdalin molecule, it exists in the dextro form, which has been named "prunasin."
It is, therefore, similar to amygdalin, except that one glucose molecule is replaced by arabinose.