threitol

noun thre·i·tol \ˈthrēəˌtȯl, -ˌtōl\

Definition of threitol

plural

-s

  1. :  a sweet crystalline tetrahydroxy alcohol HOCH2(CHOH)2CH2OH known in three optically isomeric forms and formed by reduction of threose

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Origin and Etymology of threitol

thre- + -itol


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