Meaning of gossypol

gos•sy•pol

Pronunciation: (gos'u-pôl", -pol"), [key]
— n.
  1. a toxic pigment, CHO, derived from cottonseed oil, made nontoxic by heating, presently under study as a potential male contraceptive and antimicrobial.
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