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sor·bi·tol(sôr′bĭ-tôl′, -tōl′, -tŏl′)
A white, sweetish, crystalline alcohol, C6H8(OH)6, found in various berries and fruits or prepared synthetically and used as a flavoring agent, a sugar substitute for people with diabetes, and a moisturizer in cosmetics and other products.
[sorb (since it was first isolated from the berries of the rowan tree (Sorbus aucuparia)) + -it(e) + -ol.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Elements & Compounds) a white water-soluble crystalline alcohol with a sweet taste, found in certain fruits and berries and manufactured by the catalytic hydrogenation of sucrose: used as a sweetener (E420) and in the manufacture of ascorbic acid and synthetic resins. Formula: C6H8(OH)6
[C19: from sorb + -itol]
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sor•bi•tol(ˈsɔr bɪˌtɔl, -ˌtɒl)
a sugar alcohol, C6H14O6, naturally occurring in many fruits or synthesized, used as a sugar substitute and in the manufacture of vitamin C.
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sorbitol[ˈsɔːbɪtɒl] N → sorbitol m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
sorbitoln sorbitol m
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.