cottonseed(redirected from cottonseed hulls)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
seed of the cotton plant. Made into cake after oil extraction and used as feed for livestock.
or meal contains gossypol and causes hepatitis and degeneration of cardiac muscle. The clinical syndrome includes dullness, weakness, dyspnea and edema. Usually fed as decorticated cake because of the high fiber content of the raw product.
winnowed from the cotton seeds and used as roughage for ruminants. Have negligible feed value but are an effective diluent for grain because of the ease with which they can be handled by mechanical equipment.
used topically as an emollient.