Medical Marijuana Glossary


Medical Marijuana Glossary

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Taproot

the main or primary root that grows from the seed: Lateral roots will branch off the taproot

Taxonomy

classification of plants and animals according to their family relationships

Teflon Tape

tape that is extremely useful to help seal all kinds of threaded pipe joints

Tepid Water

lukewarm water 70 - 80 F (21 - 27 C) water: Always use tepid water around plants to facilitate chemical processes and ease shock

Terminal Bud

the growth tip of main stem or branch

Terpene

hydrocarbons found in essential oils (resins) produced by plants; gives the resin a strong aroma

THC

tetrahydrocannibinol: physiologically active ingredient which is the primary intoxicant in marijuana

THCV

tetrahydrocannabivarol: a psychoactive chemical found in cannabis

Thermostat

a device for regulating temperature: A thermostat may control a heater, furnace, or vent fan

Timer

an electrical device for regulating photoperiod, fan, etc.: A timer is a must in all grow rooms

Toxic Life

the amount of time a pesticide or fungicide remains active or live

Transformer

a device in the ballast that transforms electric current from one voltage to another

Transpire

to give off water vapor and by-products via the stomata on leaves

Transplant

to uproot a plant and root ball and replant it in new soil

Trellis

a frame of small boards (lattice) that trains or supports plants

Trellising

method of restricting plant growth or altering its shape and size by tying plant to lattice work or wire screen

Trichome

resin-secreting plant hair

Triploid

having three sets of chromosomes within each cell, may contribute to increased vigor

Tungsten

a heavy, hard metal with a high melting point that conducts electricity well: Tungsten is used for a filament in tungsten halogen lamps