erythrol
Erythrite E*ryth"rite, n. [Gr. 'eryqro`s red.] 1. (Chem.) A colorless crystalline substance, {C4H6.(OH)4}, of a sweet, cooling taste, extracted from certain lichens, and obtained by the decomposition of erythrin; -- called also {erythrol}, {erythroglucin}, {erythromannite}, {pseudorcin}, {cobalt bloom}, and under the name {phycite} obtained from the alga {Protococcus vulgaris}. It is a tetrabasic alcohol, corresponding to glycol and glycerin. [1913 Webster]

2. (Min.) A rose-red mineral, crystallized and earthy, a hydrous arseniate of cobalt, known also as {cobalt bloom}; -- called also {erythrin} or {erythrine}. [1913 Webster]


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  • erythrol — ˈerəˌthrȯl, ə̇ˈriˌth , ōl noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary erythr + ol 1. : a liquid unsaturated dihydroxy alcohol CH2 = CHCHOHCH2OH formed by decomposition of erythritol 2. : erythritol used especially in pharmacy …   Useful english dictionary

  • erythrol — SYN: erythritol. e. tetranitrate SYN: erythrityl tetranitrate. * * * er·y·throl er ə .thrȯl, i rith .rȯl, .rōl n 1) a liquid unsaturated dihydroxy alcohol C4H8O2 formed by decomposition of erythritol 2) ERYTHRITOL * * * er·yth·rol (erґith rol)… …   Medical dictionary

  • erythrol — er·y·throl …   English syllables

  • erythritol — The 4 carbon sugar alcohol obtained by the reduction of erythrose, notable for its sweetness (twice that of sucrose); found in lichens, algae, and fungi. SYN: erythrite, erythrol. * * * eryth·ri·tol i rith rə .tȯl, .tōl n a sweet crystalline… …   Medical dictionary

  • C4H6OH4 — Erythrite E*ryth rite, n. [Gr. eryqro s red.] 1. (Chem.) A colorless crystalline substance, {C4H6.(OH)4}, of a sweet, cooling taste, extracted from certain lichens, and obtained by the decomposition of erythrin; called also {erythrol},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cobalt bloom — Erythrite E*ryth rite, n. [Gr. eryqro s red.] 1. (Chem.) A colorless crystalline substance, {C4H6.(OH)4}, of a sweet, cooling taste, extracted from certain lichens, and obtained by the decomposition of erythrin; called also {erythrol},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cobalt bloom — Erythrite E*ryth rite, n. [Gr. eryqro s red.] 1. (Chem.) A colorless crystalline substance, {C4H6.(OH)4}, of a sweet, cooling taste, extracted from certain lichens, and obtained by the decomposition of erythrin; called also {erythrol},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • erythrin — Erythrite E*ryth rite, n. [Gr. eryqro s red.] 1. (Chem.) A colorless crystalline substance, {C4H6.(OH)4}, of a sweet, cooling taste, extracted from certain lichens, and obtained by the decomposition of erythrin; called also {erythrol},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • erythrine — Erythrite E*ryth rite, n. [Gr. eryqro s red.] 1. (Chem.) A colorless crystalline substance, {C4H6.(OH)4}, of a sweet, cooling taste, extracted from certain lichens, and obtained by the decomposition of erythrin; called also {erythrol},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Erythrite — E*ryth rite, n. [Gr. eryqro s red.] 1. (Chem.) A colorless crystalline substance, {C4H6.(OH)4}, of a sweet, cooling taste, extracted from certain lichens, and obtained by the decomposition of erythrin; called also {erythrol}, {erythroglucin},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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