phorbol

noun
phor·​bol | \ ˈfȯr-ˌbȯl, -ˌbōl How to pronounce phorbol (audio) \

Medical Definition of phorbol

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

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“Phorbol.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/phorbol. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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