Definition of volemitol
: 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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