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Glossary: amygdalin, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

amygdalin

(uh-MIG-duh-lin)

A substance found in the pits of many fruits such as apricots and papayas, and in other foods. It has been tried in some countries as a treatment for cancer, but it has not been shown to work in clinical studies. Amygdalin is not approved for use in the United States. Also called laetrile.

2005-10-24Laetrile/Amygdalin