Xylitol Definition

zīlĭ-tôl, -tōl, -tŏl
A crystalline alcohol, CH2OH(CHOH)3CH2OH, derived from the sugar xylose, used as a sweetener.
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Origin of Xylitol

  • From Latin xylos (“wood or cotton-tree”) + -itol (“anhydric alcohol”)

    From Wiktionary

  • xyl(ose) (sorb)itol

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

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