plural -s
: a slightly sweet crystalline hepta-hydroxy alcohol C7H9(OH)7 found especially in a mushroom (Lactarius volemus)

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary volem- (from New Latin volemus —specific epithet of Lactarius volemus —from Latin volemum, a pear) + -itol

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“Volemitol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/volemitol. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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