hexitol

[hĕksĭ-tôl′, -tōl′]

n.

The sugar alcohol obtained on the reduction of a hexose.

Nearby words

  1. hexastichon,
  2. hexastyle,
  3. hexasyllable,
  4. hexateuch,
  5. hexavalent,
  6. hexokinase,
  7. hexokinase method,
  8. hexone,
  9. hexone base,
  10. hexosamine


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