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pentaerythritol

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noun pen·ta·eryth·ri·tol \ˌpent-ə-i-ˈrith-rə-ˌtȯl, -ˌtōl\

Medical Definition of pentaerythritol

  1. :  a crystalline alcohol C5H12O4 that is used chiefly in making synthetic resins, synthetic drying oils, and explosives


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