perseitol

noun
per·​se·​i·​tol | \ ˈpərsēəˌtȯl, pərˈs-, -tōl \
plural -s

Definition of perseitol

: a crystalline polyhydric alcohol CH2OH(CHOH)5CH2OH found in the fruit and leaves of avocados

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History and Etymology for perseitol

International Scientific Vocabulary perse- (from New Latin Persea, genus name of Persea gratissima) + -itol

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“Perseitol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perseitol. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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