gossypol


gos·sy·pol

noun \ˈgä-sə-ˌpl, -ˌpōl\

Definition of GOSSYPOL

:  a toxic phenolic pigment C30H30O8 in cottonseed

Origin of GOSSYPOL

International Scientific Vocabulary, ultimately from Latin gossypion cotton
First Known Use: 1899

gos·sy·pol

noun \ˈgäs-ə-ˌpl, -ˌpōl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GOSSYPOL

: a phenolic pigment C30H30O8 in cottonseed that is toxic to some animals

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