plural -s
: a crystalline heterocyclic polyhydric alcohol C6H12O5 that is obtained from the fruit of a Japanese shrubby tree (Styrax obassia) or made synthetically and that is an inner ether of d-mannitol; 1,5-anhydro-d-mannitol

Word History


New Latin Styrac-, Styrax + English -itol

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“Styracitol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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