Pentaerythritol meaning

pentəerithritôl, pentəerithritōl
A colorless, crystalline compound, C(CH2OH)4, prepared by reacting acetaldehyde with formaldehyde: used in the manufacture of alkyd resins, explosives, insecticides, etc.
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(organic chemistry) The polyhydric alcohol 2,2-bis(hydroxymethyl)1,3-propanediol C(CH2OH)4
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