Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Mannitol.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun dated, organic chemistry mannitol

Etymologies

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

[mann(a) + –ite.]

Examples

  • Hell, fifty kilos of 90 percent pure heroin, cut thirty times, with either quinine or milk powder or a cheap laxative called mannite, could generate $280 million in cash.

    Dancing with the Devil

  • Hell, fifty kilos of 90 percent pure heroin, cut thirty times, with either quinine or milk powder or a cheap laxative called mannite, could generate $280 million in cash.

    Dancing with the Devil

  • Hell, fifty kilos of 90 percent pure heroin, cut thirty times, with either quinine or milk powder or a cheap laxative called mannite, could generate $280 million in cash.

    Dancing with the Devil

  • [Illustration: No. 1] [Illustration: META-DINITRO-BENZENE No. 2] by treating a substance known as mannite, C_ {6} H_ {8} (OH) _ {6}, an alcohol formed by the lactic acid fermentation of sugar and closely related to the sugars, with nitric and sulphuric acids.

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

  • "mannite," which is abundant likewise on many of our Sea Weeds.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • The less it smudged, the less it had been cut with dilutants such as mannite, lactose, or baking powder.

    Dancing with the Devil

  • The less it smudged, the less it had been cut with dilutants such as mannite, lactose, or baking powder.

    Dancing with the Devil

  • The less it smudged, the less it had been cut with dilutants such as mannite, lactose, or baking powder.

    Dancing with the Devil

  • These remarks are applicable to all ferments alike; for instance, butyric ferment is capable of producing a host of distinct fermentations, in consequence of its ability to derive the carbonaceous part of its food from very different substances, from sugar, or lactic acid, or glycerine, or mannite, and many others.

    The Harvard Classics Volume 38 Scientific Papers (Physiology, Medicine, Surgery, Geology)

  • What precise chemical constituents occur in the Eyebright beyond tannin, mannite, and glucose, are not yet recorded.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

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