Meaning of quercitol

quer•ci•tol

Pronunciation: (kwûr'si-tôl", -tol"), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a colorless, crystalline, sweet, water-soluble solid, CHO, obtained from acorns or oak bark: used chiefly in medicine. Also called
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