hexitol

noun
hex·​i·​tol | \ ˈhek-sə-ˌtȯl How to pronounce hexitol (audio) , -ˌtōl How to pronounce hexitol (audio) \

Medical Definition of hexitol

: any of the alcohols C6H14O6 that have six hydroxyl groups in each molecule, are obtainable from the corresponding hexoses, and include some (as mannitol and sorbitol) occurring naturally

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