scyllitol

noun scyl·li·tol \ˈsiləˌtȯl, -tōl\

Definition of scyllitol

plural

-s

  1. :  an optically inactive sweet crystalline polyhydroxy alcohol C6H6(OH)6 that is found especially in the dogfish, in the leaves of the coconut palm, in flowering dogwood, and in acorns

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Origin and Etymology of scyllitol

New Latin Scyllium, genus name of the dogfish Scyllium canicula (from Greek skylion dogfish) + International Scientific Vocabulary -itol


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