[ zahy-li-tawl, -tol ]
/ ˈzaɪ lɪˌtɔl, -ˌtɒl /
a naturally occurring pentose sugar alcohol, C5H12O5, used as a sugar substitute.
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British Dictionary definitions for xylitol
/ (ˈzaɪlɪˌtɒl) /
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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Scientific definitions for xylitol
[ zī′lĭ-tôl′, -tōl′ ]
A sweet white crystalline alcohol derived from xylose and used as a sugar substitute. Chemical formula: C5H12O5.
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