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in·o·si·tol(ĭ-nō′sĭ-tôl′, -tōl′, ī-nō′-)
Any of nine isomeric alcohols, C6H12O6·2H2O, that are precursors to various signaling molecules.
(Chemistry) a cyclic alcohol, one isomer of which (i-inositol) is present in yeast and is a growth factor for some organisms; cyclohexanehexol. Formula: C6H12O6
[C19: from Greek in-, is sinew + -ose2 + -ite1 + -ol1]
in•o•si•tol(ɪˈnoʊ sɪˌtɔl, -ˌtoʊl, aɪˈnoʊ-)
a compound, C6H12O6, occurring in animal tissue, plants, and many seeds, that functions as a growth factor.