mannitol

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mannitol

[′man·ə‚tȯl]
(organic chemistry)
C6H8(OH)6 A straight-chain alcohol with six hydroxyl groups; a white, water-soluble, crystalline powder; used in medicine and as a dietary supplement. Also known as manna sugar; mannite.