sugar alcohol

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sug·ar al·co·hol

the polyalcohol resulting from the reduction of the carbonyl group in a monosaccharide to a hydroxyl group, for example, xylitol from xylose.

sugar alcohol

an alcohol produced by the reduction of an aldehyde or ketone of a sugar.
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