from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. THC.
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- n. The psychoactive substance present in cannabis, a hydrogenated derivative of cannabinol.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A chemical substance (C21H20O2) which is produced by the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa), and is the physiologically active agent of dried preparations of that plant, called variously marijuana, hashish, ganja, hemp, etc.; also called THC. It causes the euphoric effect for which the preparations are smoked or chewed. It is used in medicine in a purified form as an antiemetic (an antinausea agent), especially in conjunction with chemotherapy of cancer. It occurs primarily as the Δ1-3,4-trans isomer, also called Δ9-THC, with small amounts of the Δ6-3,4-trans isomer detectable at about 1%. It is a controlled substance, classified as a hallucinogen, and its possession or distribution is illegal in almost all states of the United States.
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- n. psychoactive substance present in marijuana
From tetra- + hydro- + cannabinol. (Wiktionary)