tet·​ra·​hy·​dro·​can·​nab·​i·​nol | \ ˌte-trə-ˌhī-drə-kə-ˈna-bə-ˌnȯl How to pronounce tetrahydrocannabinol (audio) , -ˌnōl \

Definition of tetrahydrocannabinol

: thc … more and more people are advocating for increased research into cannabis. Today, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is used in the medical field to deal with certain types of pain, muscle cramps, dizziness and loss of appetite.Indian Agriculture News … gummy bears infused with THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, the main psychoactive ingredient in pot.— Marshall Allen

Examples of tetrahydrocannabinol in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After using cannabis, the cannabinoid responsible for causing mind-altering effects, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), can remain in the body for several weeks. Theara Coleman, The Week, 20 Sep. 2022 This includes a small amount of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive compound that gives marijuana its high. The Salt Lake Tribune, 24 May 2022 Phaphon: The whole book was a challenge for our translators, but definitely the long form of the cannabinoids like THC — tetrahydrocannabinol — were challenging. Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2022 This is because full spectrum CBD oil contains all of the plant’s natural cannabinoids, including cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 May 2022 Those three letters stand for tetrahydrocannabinol, the part of the marijuana plant that makes people high. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 19 Apr. 2022 The Gold Bee full-spectrum CBD gummies, like Royal CBD, contain 25 milligrams of cannabidiol and 2 milligrams of tetrahydrocannabinol. The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 May 2022 The hospital confirmed each child had been exposed to tetrahydrocannabinol, the main psychoactive compound in cannabis. Andrew Mark Miller, Fox News, 16 Apr. 2022 The Gold Bee full-spectrum CBD gummies, like Royal CBD, contain 25 mg of cannabidiol and 2 mg of tetrahydrocannabinol. The Salt Lake Tribune, 8 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of tetrahydrocannabinol

1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tetrahydrocannabinol

tetrahydro- (combined with four atoms of hydrogen) + cannabin + -ol entry 1

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“Tetrahydrocannabinol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetrahydrocannabinol. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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tet·​ra·​hy·​dro·​can·​nab·​i·​nol | \ -kə-ˈnab-ə-ˌnȯl How to pronounce tetrahydrocannabinol (audio) , -ˌnōl How to pronounce tetrahydrocannabinol (audio) \

Medical Definition of tetrahydrocannabinol

: thc especially : thc sense a

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