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gossypol

[gos-uh-pawl, -pol] /ˈgɒs əˌpɔl, -ˌpɒl/
noun
1.
a toxic pigment, C 30 H 30 O 8 , derived from cottonseed oil, made nontoxic by heating, presently under study as a potential male contraceptive and antimicrobial.
Origin of gossypol
1895-1900
1895-1900; < New Latin Gossyp(ium) (see gossypose) + -ol1
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gossypol

/ˈɡɒsɪˌpɒl/
noun
1.
a toxic crystalline pigment that is a constituent of cottonseed oil
Word Origin
C19: from Modern Latin gossypium cotton plant + -ol1
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gossypol in Medicine

gossypol gos·sy·pol (gŏs'ə-pôl', -pōl')
n.
A toxic pigment obtained from cottonseed oil and detoxified by heating, shown to inhibit sperm production.

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