xylitol


xy·li·tol

noun \ˈzī-lə-ˌtl, -ˌtōl\

Definition of XYLITOL

:  a crystalline alcohol C5H12O5 that is a derivative of xylose, is obtained especially from birch bark, and is used as a sweetener

First Known Use of XYLITOL

1891

xy·li·tol

noun \ˈzī-lə-ˌtl, -ˌtōl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of XYLITOL

: a crystalline alcohol C5H12O5 that is a derivative of xylose, is obtained especially from birch bark, and is used as a sweetener

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