[ley-i-tril] /ˈleɪ ɪ trɪl/

a controversial drug, purported to cure cancer, prepared from the pits of apricots or peaches and containing about 6 percent cyanide by weight: banned by the FDA.
an extract of peach stones, containing amygdalin, sold as a cure for cancer but judged useless and possibly dangerous by medical scientists

laetrile la·e·trile (lā’ĭ-trĭl’, -trəl)
A drug derived from amygdalin from apricot pits and purported to have antineoplastic properties.


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