plural -s
: 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

Word History


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

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“Scyllitol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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