threitol

noun
thre·​i·​tol | \ ˈthrēəˌtȯl, -ˌtōl \
plural -s

Definition of threitol

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

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History and Etymology for threitol

thre- + -itol

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“Threitol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/threitol. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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