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quercitol

[kwur-si-tawl, -tol] /ˈkwɜr sɪˌtɔl, -ˌtɒl/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a colorless, crystalline, sweet, water-soluble solid, C 6 H 1 2 O 5 , obtained from acorns or oak bark: used chiefly in medicine.
Also called acorn sugar.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; quercet(in) + -ol1
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