Definition of quebrachitol in English:

quebrachitol

noun

Chemistry
  • An alcohol present in the bark of the white quebracho, Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco, and obtained commercially from the latex of the rubber tree, Hevea brasiliensis, used in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals.

Origin

Early 20th century. From quebrachite + -ol.

Pronunciation

quebrachitol

/kɪˈbrɑːtʃɪtɒl/