Dictionary

gossypol

noun gos·sy·pol \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

gossypol

noun gos·sy·pol \ˈgäs-ə-ˌpl, -ˌpōl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GOSSYPOL

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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: gosterPrevious Word in the Dictionary: GossypiumAll Words Near: gossypol
March 28, 2015
persiflage Hear it
Frivolous bantering talk
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears