amygdalin

amygdalin

[uh-mig-duh-lin]
noun Chemistry, Pharmacology.
a white, bitter-tasting, water-soluble, glycosidic powder, C 20 H 27 NO 11 , 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:
1645–55; < Latin amygdal(a) almond + -in2

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amygdalin (əˈmɪɡdəlɪn)
 
n
a white soluble bitter-tasting crystalline glycoside extracted from bitter almonds and stone fruits such as peaches and apricots. Formula: C6H5CHCNOC12H21O10

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amygdalin a·myg·da·lin (ə-mĭg'də-lĭn)
n.
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. Also called amygdaloside.

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