Medical Dictionary

phorbol

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noun phor·bol \ˈfȯr-ˌbȯl, -ˌbōl\

Medical Definition of phorbol

  1. :  an alcohol C20H28O6 that is the parent compound of tumor-promoting esters occurring in croton oil


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