Definition of Phorbol

1. Noun. (organic compound) A diterpene derived from croton oil ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Phorbol

1. The parent alcohol of the cocarcinogens, which are 12,13(9,9a) diesters of phorbol found in croton oil; the hydrocarbon skeleton is a cyclopropa-benzazulene; phorbol esters mimic 1,2-diacylglycerol as activators of protein kinase C. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Phorbol

phonotype
phonotypes
phonotypies
phonotypist
phonotypists
phonotypy
phons
phony
phonying
phoo
phooey
phor-
phorate
phorates
phorbin
phorbol (current term)
phorbol ester
phorbol esters
phorbols
phorboxazole
phoresies
phoresis
phoresy
phoretic
phoria
phorid
phorids
phormicin
phorminges
phorminx

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