pentaerythritol

noun

pen·​ta·​eryth·​ri·​tol ˌpent-ə-i-ˈrith-rə-ˌtȯl How to pronounce pentaerythritol (audio) -ˌtōl How to pronounce pentaerythritol (audio)
: a crystalline alcohol C5H12O4 that is used chiefly in making synthetic resins, synthetic drying oils, and explosives

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“Pentaerythritol.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pentaerythritol. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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