A sweet white crystalline alcohol, C5H12O5, derived from xylose and used especially as a sugar substitute in oral health products. (noun)
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Use "xylitol" in a sentence
"Because food labels often do not disclose how much xylitol is contained, it may be hard to determine how much of the toxin was eaten."
"While xylitol is not known to be dangerous to people, veterinarians across the nation are seeing increased rates of serious poisoning in dogs that accidentally ingest even small amounts."
"The longer the time between ingestion and seeking veterinary care, the less likely that we can effectively remove the xylitol from the dog's system."