mannitol etymology

English word mannitol comes from English mannose, English -itol (Polyhydric alcohols.)

Detailed word origin of mannitol

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mannose English (eng) (organic chemistry) A monosaccharide aldohexose found in manna and other legumes.
-itol English (eng) Polyhydric alcohols.
mannitol English (eng) (organic compound) a polyhydroxy alcohol, an isomer of sorbitol, used as an artificial sweetener.

Words with the same origin as mannitol

Descendants of mannose
mannaric mannaric acid mannosyl mannuronic
Descendants of -itol
quebrachitol sorbitol xylitol