sorbitol

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sorbitol   (sôr'bĭ-tôl', -tōl')  Pronunciation Key 
A white, sweetish, crystalline alcohol found in various berries and fruits or prepared synthetically. It is used as a flavoring agent, a sugar substitute for people with diabetes, and a moisturizer in cosmetics and other products. Chemical formula: C6H14O6.
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