adonitol

noun
adon·​i·​tol | \ ə-ˈdän-ə-ˌtȯl, -ˌtōl How to pronounce adonitol (audio) \

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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“Adonitol.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/adonitol. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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