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-itol

Chemistry
1.
a suffix used in names of alcohols containing more than one hydroxyl group:
inositol.
Origin
-ite1 + -ol1
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-itol

suffix
1.
indicating that certain chemical compounds are polyhydric alcohols: inisitol, sorbitol
Word Origin
from -ite² + -ol1
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