xylitol

Definitions:

  • A sweet white crystalline alcohol derived from xylose, C<sub>5</sub>H<sub>12</sub>O<sub>5</sub>, used in gum and oral health products to inhibit bacteria that cause caries and as a dietary sugar substitute.
  • a pentahydric <xref>alcohol</xref>, C5H12O5, penta-hydroxy pentane; derived from <xref>xylose</xref>; used as a <xref>sweetener</xref>
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