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