maltol

noun malt·ol \ ˈmȯlˌtōl , -tȯl \

Definition of maltol

plural -s
: a crystalline compound C6H6O3 derived from gamma-pyrone, found especially in pine needles, larch bark, and chicory, and formed when streptomycin is hydrolyzed and when barley and other grains are roasted

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Origin and Etymology of maltol

International Scientific Vocabulary 1malt + -ol


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