a naturally occurring pentose sugar alcohol, C5H12O5, used as a sugar substitute.
Origin of xylitol
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chem an artificial sweetener produced from xylose and used esp in chewing gum. Formula: CH 2 HOH(CHOH) 3 CH 2 OH
Word Origin for xylitol
C19: from xyl (ose) + -ite ² + -ol 1
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A sweet white crystalline alcohol derived from xylose and used as a sugar substitute. Chemical formula: C5H12O5.
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