inositol

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noun ino·si·tol \i-ˈnō-sə-ˌtȯl, ī-ˈnō-, -ˌtōl\

Definition of inositol

  1. :  any of several crystalline stereoisomeric cyclic alcohols C6H12O6; especially :  myoinositol

Origin and Etymology of inositol

International Scientific Vocabulary, from inosite inositol, from Greek in-, is sinew + International Scientific Vocabulary 2-ose + 1-ite


First Known Use: 1891


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inositol

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noun ino·si·tol \in-ˈō-sə-ˌtȯl, ī-ˈnō-, -ˌtōl\

Medical Definition of inositol

  1. :  any of several crystalline stereoisomeric cyclic alcohols C6H12O6; especially :  myoinositol


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