tetrahydrocannabinol

[te-truh-hahy-druh-kuh-nab-uh-nawl, -nol]
noun Pharmacology.
  1. a compound, C21H30O2, that is the physiologically active component in cannabis preparations (marijuana, hashish, etc.) derived from the Indian hemp plant or produced synthetically. Abbreviation: THC

Origin of tetrahydrocannabinol

First recorded in 1965–70; tetra- + hydro-2 + cannabinol
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tetrahydrocannabinol in Medicine

tetrahydrocannabinol

[tĕt′rə-hī′drə-kə-năbə-nôl′, -nōl′]
n.
  1. THC.
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