volemitol

noun vo·lem·i·tol \vōˈleməˌtȯl, -tōl\

Definition of volemitol

plural

-s

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

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Origin and Etymology of volemitol

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


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