Definition of cannabidiol in US English:

cannabidiol

noun

Chemistry
  • A compound that is one of the main constituents of cannabis, having mild psychoactive effects.

    A polycyclic phenol; chemical formula: C₂₁H₃₀O₂

    • ‘One researcher at the facility is pursuing a study of cannabidiol.’
    • ‘Controlled dosing is one of the challenges facing the world of medical marijuana as it explores cannabidiol (CBD) strains.’
    • ‘He adds, "We need more research on cannabidiols, and development of products that are high in cannabidiols and low in THC."’
    • ‘The amount of cannabidiol contained in the marijuana varied widely - from 0.14 % or less to 0.75 %.’
    • ‘His mother pleaded for approval to use a medicinal cannabidiol, after two months of attempting other treatments had failed.’

Origin

1940s: from cannabis + di- + -ol.

Pronunciation

cannabidiol

/ˌkanəbəˈdīäl//ˌkænəbəˈdaɪɑl/