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pentaerythritol

[pen-tuh-i-rith-ri-tawl, -tol] /ˌpɛn tə ɪˈrɪθ rɪˌtɔl, -ˌtɒl/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, C 5 H 1 2 O 4 , used chiefly in the manufacture of alkyd resins, varnishes, plasticizers, and explosives.
Origin of pentaerythritol
1890-1895
1890-95; penta- + erythritol
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