Meaning of laetrile

la•e•trile

Pronunciation: (lā'i-tril), [key]
— n.
  1. a controversial drug, purported to cure cancer, prepared from the pits of apricots or peaches and containing about 6 percent cyanide by weight: banned by the FDA.
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