THC


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THC

 (tē′āch-sē′)
n.
A compound, C21H30O2, obtained from cannabis or made synthetically, that is the primary intoxicant in marijuana and hashish.

[t(etra)h(ydro)c(annabinol).]

THC

abbreviation for
(Chemistry) tetrahydrocannabidinol: the active ingredient in cannabis, giving it its narcotic and psychoactive effects

THC

tetrahydrocannabinol.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.THC - psychoactive substance present in marijuanaTHC - psychoactive substance present in marijuana
consciousness-altering drug, mind-altering drug, psychoactive drug, psychoactive substance - a drug that can produce mood changes and distorted perceptions
Translations

THC

V. tetrahydrocannabinol.
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