sorbitol

noun
sor·​bi·​tol | \ ˈsȯr-bə-ˌtȯl How to pronounce sorbitol (audio) , -ˌtōl\

Definition of sorbitol

: a faintly sweet alcohol C6H14O6 that occurs in some fruits, is made synthetically, and is used especially as a humectant and softener and in making ascorbic acid

First Known Use of sorbitol

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sorbitol

sorb fruit of the service or related trees + -itol

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Dictionary Entries near sorbitol

sorbet

sorbic acid

sorbite

sorbitol

Sorbonist

sorboside

sorbus

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sorbitol

noun
sor·​bi·​tol | \ ˈsȯr-bə-ˌtȯl How to pronounce sorbitol (audio) , -ˌtōl How to pronounce sorbitol (audio) \

Medical Definition of sorbitol

: a faintly sweet alcohol C6H14O6 that occurs especially in fruits of the mountain ash (genus Sorbus), is made synthetically, and is used especially as a humectant, a softener, and a sweetener and in making ascorbic acid

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