threitol

noun

thre·​i·​tol
ˈthrēəˌtȯl,
-ˌtōl
plural -s
: a sweet crystalline tetrahydroxy alcohol HOCH2(CHOH)2CH2OH known in three optically isomeric forms and formed by reduction of threose

Word History

Etymology

thre- + -itol

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“Threitol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/threitol. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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