pinitol

noun

pi·​ni·​tol
ˈpīnəˌtȯl,
-tōl
plural -s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Pinitol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pinitol. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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