Definition of Amygdalin

1. Noun. A bitter cyanogenic glucoside extracted from the seeds of apricots and plums and bitter almonds.

Specialized synonyms: Laetrile
Generic synonyms: Glucoside



Definition of Amygdalin

1. n. A glucoside extracted from bitter almonds as a white, crystalline substance.

Definition of Amygdalin

1. Noun. (biochemistry) a glycoside of benzaldehyde and hydrogen cyanide found in bitter almonds, and in the kernels of some other fruit ¹

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Definition of Amygdalin

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Medical Definition of Amygdalin

1. A glucoside extracted from bitter almonds as a white, crystalline substance. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Amygdalin

amygdala
amygdala cerebelli
amygdalaceous
amygdalae
amygdalar
amygdalas
amygdalase
amygdalate
amygdalates
amygdale
amygdales
amygdalic
amygdalic acid
amygdaliferous
amygdaliform
amygdalin (current term)
amygdalin beta(1-6)glucosidase
amygdaline
amygdalins
amygdalohippocampectomies
amygdalohippocampectomy
amygdaloid
amygdaloid body
amygdaloid complex
amygdaloid fossa
amygdaloid nucleus
amygdaloid tubercle
amygdaloidal
amygdaloids
amygdaloside

Literary usage of Amygdalin

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1. Elementary Chemistry, Theoretical and Practical by George Fownes (1855)
"In water, both hot and cold, amygdalin is very insoluble : a hot saturated ... The decomposition of amygdalin under the influence of this body may be ..."

2. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1862)
"amygdalin may be dissolved in water, and it i be kept unchanged ; but if it be mixed with an emulsion sweet almonds, decomposition commences immediately, ..."

3. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1908)
"By means of specially devised apparatus, the hydrolysis of amygdalin by emulsion has been ... The effect of varying the concentration of amygdalin and ..."

4. Elements of chemistry, including the applications of the science in the arts by Thomas Graham (1842)
"CHAPTER IV. amygdalin AND THE BODIES DERIVED FROM ITS DECOMPOSITION. SECTION I. amygdalin. The formula of anhydrous amygdalin is ..."

5. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1912)
"amygdalin. It was pointed out that racemic amygdalin could be partially resolved ... /-amygdalin or ordinary amygdalin was obtained pure from the racemic by ..."

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