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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A synthetic cannabinoid, C24H36N3, used to treat nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy and to treat anorexia in patients with AIDS.

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  • noun A synthetic cannabinoid used therapeutically as an antiemetic and as an adjunct analgesic for neuropathic pain.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[(can)nab(inoid), -il + probably alteration of –yl + –one.]

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