cannabinol

noun
can·​na·​bi·​nol | \ kə-ˈna-bə-ˌnȯl How to pronounce cannabinol (audio) , -ˌnōl \

Definition of cannabinol

: a crystalline, mildly psychoactive cannabinoid C21H26O2 that is found in very small quantities in cannabis as a breakdown product of THC and is believed to have sedative properties

called also CBN

— compare cannabidiol

Examples of cannabinol in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The very recent launch of holistic sleep aid brand SANDLAND SLEEP shed light on a new hero ingredient for better sleep, called cannabinol or CBN. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021 Instead, the researchers tested for a sort of signal for THC called cannabinol, or CBN. Matt Simon, WIRED, 12 June 2019 Their analysis turned up a chemical called cannabinol, or CBN—an unmistakable chemical signature of cannabis. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of cannabinol

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cannabinol

Latin cannabis + -in entry 1 + -ol entry 1

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The first known use of cannabinol was in 1888

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30 Apr 2021

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

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cannabinol

noun
can·​na·​bi·​nol | \ ˈkan-ə-bə-ˌnȯl, kə-ˈnab-ə-, -ˌnōl How to pronounce cannabinol (audio) \

Medical Definition of cannabinol

: a crystalline, mildly psychoactive cannabinoid C21H26O2 that is found in very small quantities in cannabis as a breakdown product of THC and is believed to have sedative properties

called also CBN

— compare cannabidiol

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