noun quin·i·tol \ˈkwinəˌtȯl, -tōl\

Definition of quinitol



  1. :  a crystalline cyclic glycol C6H10(OH)2 obtained by reduction of hydroquinone in cis and trans forms having a sweet taste with a bitter aftertaste; 1,4-cyclohexane-diol

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Origin and Etymology of quinitol

quin- + -itol

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