Meaning of sorbitol
Pronunciation: (sôr'bi-tôl", -tol"), [key]
— n. Biochem.
- a white, crystalline, sweet, water-soluble powder, CH(OH), occurring in cherries, plums, pears, seaweed, and many berries, obtained by the breakdown of dextrose and used as a sugar substitute for diabetics and in the manufacture of vitamin C, synthetic resins, candy, varnishes, etc.; sorbol.