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hexitol

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noun hex·i·tol \ ˈhek-sə-ˌtȯl , -ˌtōl \

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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