[ uh-mig-duh-lin ]
/ əˈmɪg də lɪn /

noun Chemistry, Pharmacology.

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.

Origin of amygdalin

1645–55; < Latin amygdal(a) almond + -in2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for amygdalin


/ (əˈmɪɡdəlɪn) /


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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Medicine definitions for amygdalin


[ ə-mĭgdə-lĭn ]


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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