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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)


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  • Amygdalic

    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 […]

  • Amygdalin

    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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