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Medical Term:

xylitol

Pronunciation: zi'li-tol

Definition: An optically inactive sugar alcohol; often used as a sugar substitute in diabetic diets; the synthesis of xylitol from l-xylulose is blocked in individuals with idiopathic pentosuria.

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