threitol

noun thre·i·tol \ ˈthrēəˌtȯl , -ˌtōl \

Definition of threitol

plural -s
: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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