Definition of arabitol in English:

arabitol

noun

Chemistry
  • A crystalline, sweet-tasting alcohol resulting from reduction of arabinose, occurring in plant tissues and formed by the metabolism of Candida albicans and some other bacteria.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From arab- + -itol, after German Arabit.

Pronunciation

arabitol

/əˈrabɪtɒl/