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erythritol

[ih-rith-ri-tawl, -tol] /ɪˈrɪθ rɪˌtɔl, -ˌtɒl/
noun, Chemistry, Pharmacology.
1.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble, sweet-tasting, tetrahydroxyl compound, C 4 H 10 O 4 , related to the carbohydrates, obtained from certain lichens and used for coronary vasodilation and in the treatment of hypertension.
Origin of erythritol
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95; erythrite + -ol1
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British Dictionary definitions for erythritol

erythritol

/ɪˈrɪθrɪˌtɒl/
noun
1.
a sweet crystalline compound extracted from certain algae and lichens and used in medicine to dilate the blood vessels of the heart; 1,2,3,4-butanetetrol. Formula: C4H10O4
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