laetrile definition by Webster's New World
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any of several organic compounds derived chiefly from apricot kernels, used by some unorthodox practitioners to treat cancer
Origin: lae(vorotatory glycosidic ni)trile
laetrile definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A drug derived from amygdalin and purported to have antineoplastic properties.
Origin: lae(vorotatory) (variant of levorotatory) + (ni)trile.
laetrile - Medical Definition
A drug derived from amygdalin from apricot pits and purported to have antineoplastic properties.