kitol

noun
ki·​tol | \ ˈkēˌtȯl, -tōl \
plural -s

Definition of kitol

: a crystalline alcohol C40H58(OH)2 obtainable especially from whale-liver oil and capable of yielding vitamin A (as by heating)

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History and Etymology for kitol

irregular from Greek kētos sea monster, whale + English -ol

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“Kitol.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kitol. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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