- (organic chemistry) A white crystalline sugar-like substance obtained by the decomposition of certain glucosides, and intermediate in nature between the hexacid alcohols (dulcite, mannite, etc.) and the glucoses.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for isodulcite in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)