xylitol

[zahy-li-tawl, -tol]
noun Biochemistry.
a naturally occurring pentose sugar alcohol, C 5 H 12 O 5 , used as a sugar substitute.

Origin:
< German Xylit (1891), equivalent to Xyl(ose) xylose + -it -ite1; see -itol

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xylitol (ˈzaɪlɪˌtɒl)
 
n
chem an artificial sweetener produced from xylose and used esp in chewing gum. Formula: CH2HOH(CHOH)3CH2OH
 
[C19: from xyl(ose) + -ite² + -ol1]

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xylitol   (zī'lĭ-tôl', -tōl')  Pronunciation Key 
A sweet white crystalline alcohol derived from xylose and used as a sugar substitute. Chemical formula: C5H12O5.
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It does this because the sweetener xylitol has been added to the soles.
Xylitol can also cause abdominal discomfort, and experts say more long-term study is needed.
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