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gossypol

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noun gos·sy·pol \ˈgä-sə-ˌpȯl, -ˌpōl\

Definition of gossypol

  1. :  a toxic phenolic pigment C30H30O8 in cottonseed



Origin of gossypol

International Scientific Vocabulary, ultimately from Latin gossypion cotton


First Known Use: 1899


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gossypol

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noun gos·sy·pol \ˈgäs-ə-ˌpȯl, -ˌpōl\

Medical Definition of gossypol

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




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