Adjective "xylitol" definition and examples

(Xylitol may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈzʌɪlɪtɒl/

Definitions and examples

noun

A sweet-tasting crystalline alcohol derived from xylose, present in some plant tissues and used as an artificial sweetener in foods.
  1. 'Hence, doctors have to pay special attention to prescribe sugar-free solutions (containing such non-cariogenic sweeteners as xylitol, saccharin, and sorbitol) whenever possible.'
  2. 'And for some products, sugar alcohols such as xylitol, glycerine and other sweeteners such as lo-han and stevia have replaced cane sugar in bars and drinks to bring down their carb counts.'

More definitions

1. a naturally occurring pentose sugar alcohol, C 5 H 12 O 5 , used as a sugar substitute.

More examples(as adjective)

"sweets can be xylitol."

"makers can be xylitol."

"launches can be xylitol."

"issues can be xylitol."

"businesses can be xylitol."

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Origin

Late 19th century: from xylose + -ite + -ol.