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pentaerythritol

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

medical Definition of pentaerythritol

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

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