cannabinoid

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Etymology[edit]

cannabis +‎ -oid (cannabis +‎ -n- +‎ -oid)

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkænəbəˌnɔɪd/

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cannabinoid (plural cannabinoids)

  1. (organic chemistry) Substance that is structurally related to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a psychoactive compound present in cannabis, or that bind to cannabinoid receptors.
    • 2021 March 10, Gretchen Reynolds, “Getting to the Bottom of the Runner’s High”, in The New York Times[1], ISSN 0362-4331:
      Similar in chemical structure to cannabis, the cannabinoids made by our bodies surge in number during pleasant activities, such as orgasms, and also when we run, studies show.

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cannabinoid (not comparable)

  1. (organic chemistry) Structurally related to tetrahydrocannabinol