Meaning of amygdalin

a•myg•da•lin

Pronunciation: (u-mig'du-lin), [key]
— n. Chem., Pharm.
  1. a white, bitter-tasting, water-soluble, glycosidic powder, CHNO, 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.
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