pinitol

noun pi·ni·tol \ˈpīnəˌtȯl, -tōl\

Definition of pinitol

plural

-s

  1. :  a sweet crystalline compound C6H6(OH)5OCH3 that is extracted especially from the heartwood of the sugar pine and is found also in legumes and other plants; dextro-inositol monomethyl ether

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Origin and Etymology of pinitol

obsolete English pinite pinitol (from French, from pin pine—from Latin pinus—+ -ite) + English -ol


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