[duhl-si-tawl, -tol]
noun Biochemistry.
a water-soluble sugar alcohol, C 6 H 14 O 6 , isomeric with sorbitol, that is found in many plant species and is prepared in the laboratory by galactose reduction.
Also called galactitol, dulcite [duhl-sahyt] , dulcose [duhl-kohs] .

1880–85; dulcite an earlier name (< Latin dulc(is) sweet + -ite1) + ol1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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