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Medical Term:

erythritol

Pronunciation: e-rith'ri-tol

Definition: The four-carbon sugar alcohol obtained by the reduction of erythrose, notable for its sweetness (twice that of sucrose); found in lichens, algae, and fungi.

Synonym(s): erythrite, erythrol

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