amygdalin

amygdalin (a-mig´da-lin)

mandelonitrile-beta-gentiobioside;a cyanogenic glucoside present in almonds and seeds of other plants of the family Rosaceae; the principal component of laetrile. Emulsin splits a. into benzaldehyde, d-glucose, and hydrocyanic acid.amygdaloside; [G. amygdala, almond, + -in]

 

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