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a suffix used in names of alcohols containing more than one hydroxyl group: inositol.
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British Dictionary definitions for -itol
suffix forming nouns
indicating that certain chemical compounds are polyhydric alcoholsinisitol; sorbitol
Word Origin for -itol
from -ite ² + -ol 1
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