xylitol

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noun xy·li·tol \ˈzī-lə-ˌtȯl, -ˌtōl\

Definition of xylitol

  1. :  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

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noun xy·li·tol \ˈzī-lə-ˌtȯl, -ˌtōl\

Medical Definition of xylitol

  1. :  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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