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  • n. A white amorphous or crystalline substance obtained by the partial dehydration of mannite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A white amorphous or crystalline substance obtained by the partial dehydration of mannite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The name of two compounds, C6H12O5. They are formed by prolonged boiling of mannite with concentrated hydrochloric acid, and are distinguished as amorphous and crystalline. The former is semisolid and feebly dextrorotatory; the latter forms monoclinic tables and is strongly levorotatory.

Etymologies

From mannite and anhydrite. (Wiktionary)

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