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Definition of "inositol" [i•no•si•tol]

  • Any of nine isomeric alcohols, C6H12O6·2H2O, especially one found in plant and animal tissue and classified as a member of the vitamin B complex. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inositol" in a sentence
  • "Professor Shamsuddin had done a lot of research into a protein called inositol, which is found on the inner wall of rice grains."
  • "In particular, they thrive on a sugar called inositol which is abundant in the human brain and spinal cord."
  • "# Eliminates the red face with a special form of vitamin B-3 known as inositol hexaniacinate."
Words like "inositol"
myo-inositol
b complex
b vitamin
cyclohexanehexol
cyclohexitol
hexahydroxycyclohexane
inositol pentakisphosphate
inositol triphosphate receptor