Group of compounds, all derivatives of 2-(2-isopropyl-5-methylphenyl) -5-pentylresorcinol, found in cannabis. Most important members of the group are cannabidiol, cannabidol and various tetra-hydrocannabinols (THCs). Bind to the cannabinoid receptors and mimic actions of endogenous agonists anandamide and palmitoyl ethanolamine.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • cannabinoid — noun Etymology: Latin cannabis + 1 in + 1 oid Date: 1967 any of various chemical constituents (as THC or cannabinol) of cannabis or marijuana …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cannabinoid — /keuh nab euh noyd , kan euh beuh /, n. any of the chemical compounds that are the active principles of marijuana. [1965 70; CANNABIN + OID] * * * …   Universalium

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  • cannabinoid — can·na·bi·noid kan ə bə .nȯid, kə nab ə n any of various chemical constituents (as THC) of cannabis or marijuana * * * can·nab·i·noid (kə nabґĭ noid) any of the principles of cannabis, including tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabinol, and… …   Medical dictionary

  • cannabinoid — n. any of several active chemical substances contained in the cannabis sativa (marijuana) plant, active ingredient of marijuana and its derivatives …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cannabinoid — can·na·bi·noid …   English syllables

  • cannabinoid — can•nab•i•noid [[t]kəˈnæb əˌnɔɪd, ˈkæn ə bə [/t]] n. chem. pha any of the chemical compounds that are the active principles of marijuana • Etymology: 1965–70; cannabin a hemp derivative (see cannabis in I) + oid …   From formal English to slang

  • cannabinoid — /kəˈnæbɪnɔɪd/ (say kuh nabinoyd) noun any of the narcotic chemical substances found in cannabin. {cannabin + oid} …   Australian English dictionary

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