Definition of Gossypol

1. Noun. (organic compound) Any of a class of toxic polyphenols found in the seeds of the cotton plant ¹



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Definition of Gossypol

1. a toxic pigment [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gossypol

1. 1,1',6,6',7,7'-hexahydroxy-3,3'-dimethyl-5,5'-bis(1-methylethyl)(2,2'-binaphthalene)-8,8'-dicarboxaldehyde. Poisonous pigment found in cottonseed and potentially irritating to gastrointestinal tract. Chemical name: (2,2'-Binaphthalene)-8,8'-dicarboxaldehyde, 1,1',6,6',7,7'-hexahydroxy-3,3'-dimethyl-5,5'-bis(1-methylethyl)- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gossypol

gossipped
gossipper
gossippers
gossipping
gossipred
gossiprede
gossipries
gossipry
gossips
gossipy
gossoon
gossoons
gossypiboma
gossypibomas
gossypium
gossypol (current term)
gossypols
gossypose
gost
gosu
got
got a wriggle on
got along
got around to
got down
got dressed
got drunk
got high
got into someone's pants
got it

Literary usage of Gossypol

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1. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"According to Marchlewski, gossypol yields amorphous acetyl and benzoyl derivatives ... gossypol can bo employed on cotton fabrics as a mordant for the basic ..."

2. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1916)
"gossypol was fatal to rabbits when administered intraperitoneally in the form of gossypol ext. or cryst. gossypol acetate, either when fed in one large dose ..."

3. The Journal of Biological Chemistry by American Society of Biological Chemists (1917)
"gossypol and, for convenience, we have termed this much less toxic and less soluble form "D" ... If the highly toxic gossypol itself is present in the meal, ..."

4. The Natural Organic Colouring Matters by Arthur George Perkin, Arthur Ernest Everest (1918)
"An alcoholic solution of gossypol gives with ferric chloride a dark green coloration and with the neutral and basic acetates of lead a deep yellow ..."

5. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association by American Veterinary Medical Association. (1916)
"The interesting factors determined by these feeds show conclusively that the substance of gossypol is very toxic and that iron salts, ashes, ..."

6. Information Annual (1916)
"See also SERBIA, May 12 gossypol WA Withers and FE Carruth, working at the NC Agricultural Experiment Station, Raleigh, NC, separated from cottonseed ..."

7. Sas/stat 9.1 User's Guide by SAS Institute, Virginia Clark (2004)
"gossypol is a substance contained in cottonseed shells, and these data were collected to study the effect of gossypol on animal nutrition. ..."

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