inositol

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in·o·si·tol

 (ĭ-nō′sĭ-tôl′, -tōl′, ī-nō′-)
n.
Any of nine isomeric alcohols, C6H12O6·2H2O, that are precursors to various signaling molecules.

[Greek īs, īn-, sinew; see wei- in Indo-European roots + -os(e) + -it(e) + -ol.]
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inositol

(ɪˈnəʊsɪˌtɒl)
n
(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]
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in•o•si•tol

(ɪˈnoʊ sɪˌtɔl, -ˌtoʊl, aɪˈnoʊ-)

n.
a compound, C6H12O6, occurring in animal tissue, plants, and many seeds, that functions as a growth factor.
[1890–95; inosite an earlier name (< Greek īn-, s. of is fiber, sinew + -ose2 + -ite1) + -ol1]
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Noun1.inositol - an optically inactive alcohol that is a component of the vitamin B complex
B complex, B vitamin, B-complex vitamin, vitamin B, vitamin B complex, B - originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitamins
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