from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Mannitol.

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  • n. mannitol

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as mannitol.
  • n. A sweet white efflorescence from dried fronds of kelp, especially from those of the Laminaria saccharina, or devil's apron.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A neutral substance (C6H14O6) found in a number of plants, chiefly in the larch and manna-ash (Fraxinus Ornus), and also formed by the mucous fermentation of sugars.


mann(a) + -ite1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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