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- Giving rise to cyanogen. The poisonous properties of certain fodder-plants and food-grains are referable to cyanogenetic glucosides which occur in the young plants but gradually disappear as the seeds ripen.
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- adjective Giving rise to
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- adjective capable of producing cyanide
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Rubber seed, in addition to containing cyanogenetic glucosides and a chemical factor with gossypol characteristics, has a shell which causes irritation in the animal's gastrointestinal tract.
These substances may be natural constituents of the seeds, such as gossypol and cylopropenoid fatty acids in cottonseed, cyanogenetic glycoside in linseed, ricin in castor beans, sinigrin or sinalbin in mustard seed, saponin in shea nuts, the trypsin inhibitor in soyabeans, or toxic mould metabolites, such as aflatoxin, which may form if the seeds are allowed to spoil by moulds.
SEDDON, H.R. and KING, R.O.C. (1930) As to the fatal dose for sheep of cyanogenetic plants containing Sambunigrin and Prunasin.
The occurrence of cyanogenetic glucosides in South
STEYN, D.G. and RIMINGTON, C. (1935) The occurrence of cyanogenetic glycosides in South African species of Acacia.
Oilseeds often contain toxic or undesirable factors such as gossypol in cottonseed, trypsin inhibitor in soya beans and cyanogenetic glucosides in linseed, whereas groundnuts have been noted as being particularly vulnerable to mycotoxin formation.
[A study on the cyanogenetic character of cassava.]
There is a danger in using them without some form of treatment to decompose the cyanogenetic glucosides they contain.
Post subject: Cracking open peach pits - are they safe to eat? the pit does contain cyanogenetic glycosides which when they are digested produce cyanide as a byproduct, but you would have to eat alot of pits to get sick.