Definition of quercitol in English:

quercitol

noun

Chemistry
  • A sweet crystalline cyclic alcohol obtained from the acorns and bark of various species of oak, and found also in viburnums and other plants.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Watts (1815–1884), chemist. From classical Latin quercus oak + -itol.

Pronunciation

quercitol

/ˈkwəːsɪtɒl/