Definition of mandelonitrile in English:

mandelonitrile

noun

Chemistry
  • A yellow oily liquid, C₆H₅CH(OH)CN, which is the nitrile of mandelic acid and of which amygdalin is a glucoside.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From mandel- + -o- + nitrile, after German Mandelnitril.

Pronunciation

mandelonitrile

/ˌmandələʊˈnʌɪtrʌɪl/