adonitol

noun
adon·i·tol | \ə-ˈdän-ə-ˌtȯl, -ˌtōl \

Medical Definition of adonitol 

: a crystalline pentose alcohol C5H12O5 occurring naturally in a plant (Adonis vernalis) and obtainable by reduction of ribose

called also ribitol

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