Definition of galactitol in English:

galactitol

Pronunciation /ɡəˈlaktɪtɒl/

noun

Chemistry
  • A crystalline alcohol produced by reduction of galactose and found in many plants.

    Galactitol is a hexahydric alcohol. Formula: C₆H₁₄O₆.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From galact- + -itol, after German Galactit.