Sorbitol meaning

sôrbĭ-tôl, -tōl, -tŏl
A white, sweetish, crystalline alcohol, C6 H8 (OH)6 , found in various berries and fruits or prepared synthetically and used as a flavoring agent, a sugar substitute for people with diabetes, and a moisturizer in cosmetics and other products.
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A sweet, white, odorless, crystalline alcohol, C6H8(OH)6, found in certain berries and fruits, used as a moistening agent in lotions or creams, as a sugar substitute, etc.
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A white, sweetish, crystalline alcohol, C6 H8 (OH)6 , found in various berries and fruits or prepared synthetically and used as a flavoring agent, a sugar substitute for people with diabetes, and a moisturizer in cosmetics and other products.
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A white, sweetish, crystalline alcohol found in various berries and fruits or prepared synthetically. It is used as a flavoring agent, a sugar substitute for people with diabetes, and a moisturizer in cosmetics and other products. Chemical formula: C6H14O6.
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(organic chemistry) A sugar alcohol (2R,3S,4S,5S)-hexane-1,2,3,4,5,6-hexol used as an artificial sweetener.
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Origin of sorbitol

  • sorb (since it was first isolated from the berries of the rowan tree (Sorbus aucuparia)) –it(e) –ol

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

  • From sorbus (“service tree") + -itol (“polyhydric alcohols")

    From Wiktionary