gossypol[gäs′ə pôl, -pōl′]
gossypol definition by Webster's New World
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a toxic, phenolic pigment, CHO, in cotton plants: it inhibits sperm production and is used experimentally as a male contraceptive
Origin: German ; from Modern Latin Gossypium, genus name of cotton plush -ol, -ol
gossypol definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A toxic pigment, C30H30O8, obtained from cottonseed oil and detoxified by heating, that has been experimentally shown to inhibit sperm production.
Origin: New Latin Gossypium, genus name (from Latin gossypion, cotton plant) + -ol1.
gossypol - Medical Definition
A toxic pigment obtained from cottonseed oil and detoxified by heating, shown to inhibit sperm production.