amygdalin

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amygdalin

(əmĭg`dəlĭn): see benzaldehydebenzaldehyde
or benzenecarbonal
, C6H5CHO, colorless liquid aldehyde with a characteristic almond odor. It boils at 180°C;, is soluble in ethanol, but is insoluble in water.
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amygdalin

[ə′mig·də‚lən]
(biochemistry)
C6H5CH(CN)OC12H21O10 A glucoside occurring in the kernels of certain plants of the genus Prunus.
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Unless people take an overload of vitamin B17, there is no danger found in the nutrient.
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