gossypol

noun gos·sy·pol \ ˈgä-sə-ˌpȯl , -ˌpōl \

Definition of gossypol

: a toxic phenolic pigment C30H30O8 in cottonseed

Origin and Etymology of gossypol

International Scientific Vocabulary, ultimately from Latin gossypion cotton


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gossypol

noun gos·sy·pol \ ˈgäs-ə-ˌpȯl , -ˌpōl \

medical Definition of gossypol

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

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