gossypol poisoning

poisoning from eating cottonseed cake that contains a high proportion of gossypol; most often seen in pigs.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • cottonseed — cot·ton·seed (kotґən sēd) the seeds of cultivated species of Gossypium, which are sources of cottonseed oil. They are commonly made into cakes and fed to livestock, but they must first be processed to remove the toxin gossypol, which… …   Medical dictionary

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