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tetrahydrocannabinol

[te-truh-hahy-druh-kuh-nab-uh-nawl, -nol] /ˌtɛ trəˌhaɪ drə kəˈnæb əˌnɔl, -ˌnɒl/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a compound, C 21 H 30 O 2 , that is the physiologically active component in cannabis preparations (marijuana, hashish, etc.) derived from the Indian hemp plant or produced synthetically.
Abbreviation: THC.
Origin of tetrahydrocannabinol
1965-1970
1965-70; tetra- + hydro-2 + cannabinol
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tetrahydrocannabinol in Medicine

tetrahydrocannabinol tet·ra·hy·dro·can·nab·i·nol (tět'rə-hī'drə-kə-nāb'ə-nôl', -nōl')
n.
THC.

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