-itol


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-itol

suffix forming nouns
(Chemistry) indicating that certain chemical compounds are polyhydric alcohols: inisitol; sorbitol.
[from -ite2 + -ol1]
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-itol

a suffix used in names of alcohols containing more than one hydroxyl group: mannitol; xylitol.
(-ite1 + -ol1]
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