sorbitol


sor·bi·tol

noun \ˈsr-bə-ˌtl, -ˌtōl\

Definition of SORBITOL

:  a faintly sweet alcohol C6H14O6 that occurs in some fruits, is made synthetically, and is used especially as a humectant and softener and in making ascorbic acid

Origin of SORBITOL

sorb fruit of the service or related trees + -itol
First Known Use: 1895

sor·bi·tol

noun \ˈsr-bə-ˌtl, -ˌtōl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SORBITOL

: a faintly sweet alcohol C6H14O6 that occurs especially in fruits of the mountain ash (genus Sorbus), is made synthetically, and is used especially as a humectant, a softener, and a sweetener and in making ascorbic acid

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