xylitol

noun xy·li·tol \ ˈzī-lə-ˌtȯl , -ˌtōl \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of xylitol

: a crystalline alcohol C5H12O5 that is a derivative of xylose, is obtained especially from birch bark, and is used as a sweetener

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First Known Use of xylitol

1891


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xylitol

noun xy·li·tol \ ˈzī-lə-ˌtȯl , -ˌtōl \

medical Definition of xylitol

: a crystalline alcohol C5H12O5 that is a derivative of xylose, is obtained especially from birch bark, and is used as a sweetener

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