Definitions for laetrileˈleɪ ɪ trɪl
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a substance derived from amygdalin; publicized as an antineoplastic drug although there is no supporting evidence
A drug, derived from the amygdalin of apricot kernels, once thought capable of destroying cancer cells by the release of cyanide but later banned in the United States by the FDA.
Origin: A contraction of l-mandelonitrile, from ἀμυγδάλη + -o- + nitrile.
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