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A sweet-tasting crystalline compound found in some fruit.
- ‘The polyol pathway uses the enzyme aldose reductase to convert glucose to sorbitol.’
- ‘Mixtures containing sorbitol, glucose, fructose, sucrose, and maltose were used as standards every fifth sample.’
- ‘Leaves were excised, placed in sucrose or sorbitol (osmotic control) and the expression of all three clones was monitored.’
- ‘Embryos treated with 6% sorbitol + 3% sucrose showed little or no variation in size.’
- ‘The reduction of single-channel conductance was found only when sorbitol and glucose were applied.’
Late 19th century: from sorb + -ite + -ol.
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