quercitol


quercitol [kwur-si-tawl, -tol] Word Origin noun Chemistry.

  1. a colorless, crystalline, sweet, water-soluble solid, C6H12O5, obtained from acorns or oak bark: used chiefly in medicine.

Origin of quercitol First recorded in 1880–85; quercet(in) + -ol1 Also called acorn sugar.

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