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 (gŏs′ə-pôl′, -pōl′, -pŏl′)
A toxic yellow pigment, C30H30O8, obtained from cottonseed oil and detoxified by heating, that has been experimentally shown to inhibit sperm production.

[New Latin Gossypium, genus name (from Latin gossypion, cotton plant) + -ol.]


(Biochemistry) a toxic crystalline pigment that is a constituent of cottonseed oil
[C19: from Modern Latin gossypium cotton plant + -ol1]


(ˈgɒs əˌpɔl, -ˌpɒl)

a pigment, C30H30O8, derived from cottonseed oil, that lowers sperm production and is considered a potential male contraceptive.
[1895–1900; < New Latin Gossyp(ium) genus name for cotton (Latin gossypion (Pliny) cotton plant) + -ol1]
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In addition, great progress has been made in effectively removing free gossypol (FG) from cottonseed meal.
The limit in inclusion levels of CSC is determined by the level of gossypol [58, 59], a toxic phenolic compound that is found in the pigment glands of the cotton plant [60].
Ultrastructural, fertility, and spermicidal studies with isomers and derivatives of gossypol in male hamsters.
In other studies low mortality caused by a fungus compared others fungi and also antifungal effects of some plant secondary metabolites such as tomatine and gossypol on insect pathogens demonstrated [13].
phytates or phytic acid, oxalates or oxalic acid, glucosinolates and gossypol [4].
hirsutum LRK 516 cultivars using RAPD pattern, since comparative study of cotton cultivars is meager however these cultivars have been worked out for the production of gossypol (Nag et al.
Professor Keerti Rathore and his research team at Texas AgriLife Research achieved a breakthrough that retains the naturally-occurring pest-control chemical gossypol in the cotton plant, while reducing it in the seed to a level fit for human digestion.
Protein-rich cottonseed is inedible because it contains a poisonous substance called gossypol.
In the other study, Xiao-Ya Chen and his colleagues at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai used a similar trick to increase the cotton bollworm's sensitivity to gossypol, a defense chemical produced by the cotton plant.
The problem is, cottonseed also contains considerable amounts of a natural toxin, gossypol.