mannitol

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noun man·ni·tol \ˈma-nə-ˌtȯl, -ˌtōl\

Definition of mannitol

  1. :  a slightly sweet crystalline alcohol C6H14O6 found in many plants and used especially as a diuretic and in testing kidney function

Origin and Etymology of mannitol

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1879


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mannitol

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noun man·ni·tol \ˈman-ə-ˌtȯl, -ˌtōl\

Medical Definition of mannitol

  1. :  a slightly sweet crystalline alcohol C6H14O6 found in many plants and used especially as a diuretic and in testing kidney function


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