hex·​i·​tol ˈhek-sə-ˌtȯl How to pronounce hexitol (audio) -ˌtōl How to pronounce hexitol (audio)
: 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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“Hexitol.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hexitol. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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