Meaning of pentaerythritol

pen•ta•e•ryth•ri•tol

Pronunciation: (pen"tu-i-rith'ri-tôl", -tol"), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, CHO, used chiefly in the manufacture of alkyd resins, varnishes, plasticizers, and explosives.
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