a colorless, crystalline sugar alcohol, CH(OH), occurring in various plants and animals
Origin of mannitolfrom mannite + -ol
A white, crystalline, water-soluble, slightly sweet alcohol, C6H8(OH)6, found in plants, algae, and fungi. It is used in medicine, especially for its diuretic properties, and in foods as a sweetener and texturizer.
Origin of mannitolmannit(e) -ol 1
(countable and uncountable, plural mannitols)
From mannose + -itol