erythritol

noun
eryth·ri·tol | \ i-ˈrith-rə-ˌtȯl , -ˌtōl \

Medical Definition of erythritol 

: a sweet crystalline alcohol C4H10O4 obtained especially from lichens, algae, and yeast or made by reduction of erythrose

called also erythrol

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