quercitol

[ kwur-si-tawl, -tol ]
/ ˈkwɜr sɪˌtɔl, -ˌtɒl /

noun Chemistry.

a colorless, crystalline, sweet, water-soluble solid, C6H12O5, obtained from acorns or oak bark: used chiefly in medicine.

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Also called acorn sugar .

Origin of quercitol

First recorded in 1880–85; quercet(in) + -ol1
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