[duhl-si-tawl, -tol]

noun Biochemistry.

a water-soluble sugar alcohol, C6H14O6, isomeric with sorbitol, that is found in many plant species and is prepared in the laboratory by galactose reduction.

Origin of dulcitol

1880–85; dulcite an earlier name (< Latin dulc(is) sweet + -ite1) + -ol1
Also called ga·lac·ti·tol [guh-lak-ti-tawl, ‐tol] /gəˈlæk tɪˌtɔl, ‐ˌtɒl/, dul·cite [duhl-sahyt] /ˈdʌl saɪt/, dul·cose [duhl-kohs] /ˈdʌl koʊs/.
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