noun al·di·tol \ˈal-də-ˌtȯl, -ˌtōl\

Definition of alditol



  1. :  a polyhydroxy alcohol (as mannitol) formed by reducing an aldose (as mannose)

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Origin and Etymology of alditol

aldose + -itol

First Known Use: 1954

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to cast off or become cast off

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