cannabinoid

[kuh-nab-uh-noid, kan-uh-buh-]
noun
any of the chemical compounds that are the active principles of marijuana.

Origin:
1965–70; cannabin + -oid

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cannabinoid (ˈkænəbɪˌnɔɪd)
 
n
any of the narcotic chemical substances found in cannabin

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cannabinoid can·nab·i·noid (kə-nāb'ə-noid')
n.
Any of various organic substances, such as THC, found in cannabis.

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The gut is also loaded with cannabinoid receptors that can act as brakes on the urge to eat.
It turns out that sweetness receptors are present in the same cells as cannabinoid receptors on our tongues.
Curiously, the cannabinoid treatment had no effect on cell division or play behavior in males.
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