Definition of cannabinol in English:


Line breaks: can¦na|binol
Pronunciation: /ˈkanəbɪˌnɒl
, kəˈnab-/


[mass noun] Chemistry
  • A crystalline compound whose derivatives, especially THC, are the active constituents of cannabis.
    • A polycyclic phenol; chemical formula: C21H26O2
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    • The analysis showed that the Volcano vapor was remarkably clean, consisting 95% of THC with traces of cannabinol, another cannabinoid.
    • At that time, a few cannabinoids were already known: cannabinol, cannabidiol, and tetrahydrocannabinol.
    • THC, the main cannabinoid that causes a high, interacts with non-psychoactive cannabinoids, mainly cannabidiol and cannabinol.


late 19th century: from cannabis + -ol.

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