Amygdalic acid



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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 infections.

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    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 […]

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  • Amygdaline

    of, relating to, or resembling an almond. Historical Examples Amygdalin, amygdaline, a-mig′da-lin, n. a crystalline principle existing in the kernel of bitter almonds. Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various adjective (anatomy) of or relating to a tonsil of or resembling almonds amygdaline a·myg·da·line (ə-mĭg’də-lĭn, -līn’) adj. Relating to or resembling an […]

  • Amygdaloid

    a volcanic rock in which rounded cavities formed by the expansion of gas or steam have later become filled with deposits of various minerals. (of rocks) containing amygdules. . Anatomy. of or relating to an amygdala. Historical Examples They are composed of clay mixed with gravel, and covered with a wall of amygdaloid. Diplomatic Days […]



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