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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In chem., an albuminous or caseous substance found in the white part of both sweet and bitter almonds, and making up about one quarter of their entire weight.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare The white milky pulp or extract of bitter almonds.
  • noun An unorganized ferment (contained in this extract and in other vegetable juices), which effects the decomposition of certain glucosides.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun dated, biochemistry A mixture of enzymes, extracted from bitter almonds, once used to hydrolyze glucosides

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