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dulcitol

[duhl-si-tawl, -tol] /ˈdʌl sɪˌtɔl, -ˌtɒl/
noun, Biochemistry.
1.
a water-soluble sugar alcohol, C 6 H 14 O 6 , isomeric with sorbitol, that is found in many plant species and is prepared in the laboratory by galactose reduction.
Also called galactitol [guh-lak-ti-tawl, ‐tol] /gəˈlæk tɪˌtɔl, ‐ˌtɒl/ (Show IPA), dulcite
[duhl-sahyt] /ˈdʌl saɪt/ (Show IPA),
dulcose
[duhl-kohs] /ˈdʌl koʊs/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of dulcitol
1880-1885
1880-85; dulcite an earlier name (< Latin dulc(is) sweet + -ite1) + -ol1
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