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xylitol

 [zi´lĭ-tol]
a five-carbon sugar alcohol derived from xylose and as sweet as sucrose; used as a noncariogenic sweetener and also as a sugar substitute in diabetic diets.

xy·li·tol

(zī'li-tol),
An optically inactive sugar alcohol; often used as a sugar substitute in diabetic diets; the synthesis of xylitol from l-xylulose is blocked in individuals with idiopathic pentosuria.

xylitol

/xy·li·tol/ (zi´lĭ-tol) a five-carbon sugar alcohol derived from xylose and as sweet as sucrose; used as a noncariogenic sweetener and also as a sugar substitute in diabetic diets.

xylitol

(zī′lĭ-tôl′, -tōl′, -tŏl′)
n.
A sweet white crystalline alcohol derived from xylose, C5H12O5, used in gum and oral health products to inhibit bacteria that cause caries and as a dietary sugar substitute.

xylitol

[zī′litôl]
a five-carbon sugar alcohol derived from xylose and as sweet as sucrose. Used as a noncariogenic sweetener and also as a sugar substitute in diabetic diets.

xy·li·tol

(zī'li-tol)
An optically inactive sugar alcohol; often used as a sugar substitute in the diets of patients with diabetes.

xylitol

A polyol sugar alcohol found in plums, strawberries, raspberries, and birch trees that reduces the growth of Streptococcus mutans and the resulting acid production which is the most important cause of dental caries. Xylitol-sweetened chewing gum has also been found effective in preventing OTITIS MEDIA.

xylitol (zīˑ·l·tôl),

n a slowly-metabolized carbohydrate used as a sugar substitute for the prevention of cavities. Has been used to prevent inflammation of the middle ear. No known precautions.

xy·li·tol

(zī'li-tol)
An optically inactive sugar alcohol; often used as a sugar substitute in diabetic diets; synthesis of xylitol from l-xylulose is blocked in patients with idiopathic pentosuria.

xylitol,

n a low-calorie sweetener that reduces caries activity and the growth and transmission of
S. mutans.

xylitol

an alcohol formed by the reduction of l-xylulose.