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Chemistry.
  1. a suffix used in names of alcohols containing more than one hydroxyl group: inositol.

Origin of -itol

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British Dictionary definitions for -itol

-itol

suffix forming nouns
  1. indicating that certain chemical compounds are polyhydric alcoholsinisitol; sorbitol

Word Origin

from -ite ² + -ol 1
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