- a toxic pigment, C30H30O8, derived from cottonseed oil, made nontoxic by heating, presently under study as a potential male contraceptive and antimicrobial.
Origin of gossypol
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- a toxic crystalline pigment that is a constituent of cottonseed oil
C19: from Modern Latin gossypium cotton plant + -ol 1
- A toxic pigment obtained from cottonseed oil and detoxified by heating, shown to inhibit sperm production.