cannabidiol

noun
can·​na·​bi·​di·​ol | \ ˌka-nə-bə-ˈdī-ˌȯl How to pronounce cannabidiol (audio) , kə-ˈna-bə-, -ˌōl \

Definition of cannabidiol

: a crystalline, nonintoxicating cannabinoid C21H30O2 found in cannabis and hemp that is sometimes used medicinally

Note: After THC, cannabidiol is the second most prevalent cannabinoid in cannabis.

A 1986 study by Consroe and his colleagues … showed that cannabidiol, a nonpsychoactive component of marijuana, calmed the abnormal movements of five people suffering from dystonia, a rare condition characterized by muscle spasms that contort the body.
— Kathleen Fackelmann

called also CBD

— compare cannabinol

First Known Use of cannabidiol

1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Cannabidiol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cannabidiol. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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cannabidiol

noun
can·​na·​bi·​di·​ol | \ ˌkan-ə-bə-ˈdī-ˌȯl How to pronounce cannabidiol (audio) , kə-ˈnab-ə- How to pronounce cannabidiol (audio) , -ˌōl \

Medical Definition of cannabidiol

: a crystalline, nonintoxicating cannabinoid C21H28(OH)2 found in cannabis and hemp that is sometimes used medicinally

Note: After THC, cannabidiol is the second most prevalent cannabinoid in cannabis.

A 1986 study by Consroe and his colleagues … showed that cannabidiol, a nonpsychoactive component of marijuana, calmed the abnormal movements of five people suffering from dystonia, a rare condition characterized by muscle spasms that contort the body.
— Kathleen Fackelmann

called also CBD

— compare cannabinol

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