Mannitol meaning

mănĭ-tôl, -tōl, -tŏl
A white, crystalline, water-soluble, slightly sweet alcohol, C6 H8 (OH)6 , used as a dietary supplement and dietetic sweetener and in medical tests of renal function.
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A colorless, crystalline sugar alcohol, C6H8(OH)6, occurring in various plants and animals.
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A white, crystalline, water-soluble, slightly sweet alcohol, C6 H8 (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.
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A white, crystalline, water-soluble, slightly sweet alcohol that is used as a dietary supplement and dietetic sweetener and in medical tests of kidney function. Mannitol occurs naturally as an important food storage and transportation molecule in brown algae like kelp. Chemical formula: C6H14O6.
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(organic chemistry) A polyhydroxy alcohol, an isomer of sorbitol, used as an artificial sweetener.
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Origin of mannitol

  • mannit(e) –ol

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From mannose + -itol

    From Wiktionary