one of the mineral nodules in an amygdaloid.
a vesicle in a volcanic rock, formed from a bubble of escaping gas, that has become filled with light-coloured minerals, such as quartz and calcite Also called amygdule (əˈmɪɡdjuːl)
of almonds. Chemistry. of or derived from amygdalin or amygdalic acid. Historical Examples One of these, hydroxytoluol (amygdalic) tropeine, he has named homatropine. Poisons: Their Effects and Detection Alexander Wynter Blyth
- Amygdalic acid
. any of three stereoisomeric acids having the formula C 8 H 8 O 3 , especially dl-mandelic acid, a white, crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid obtainable from amygdalin: used chiefly in medicine as an antiseptic. mandelic acid man·del·ic acid (mān-děl’ĭk) n. An acid that has both antibacterial and bacteriostatic properties, used in treating urinary tract […]
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. Historical Examples amygdalin, amygdaline, a-mig′da-lin, n. a crystalline principle existing in the kernel of bitter almonds. Chambers’s […]