[man-ahyt] /ˈmæn aɪt/



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    [man-i-tawl, -tol] /ˈmæn ɪˌtɔl, -ˌtɒl/ noun 1. Chemistry. a white, crystalline, sweetish, water-soluble, carbohydrate alcohol, C 6 H 8 (OH) 6 , occurring in three optically different forms, the common one being found in the manna of the ash Fraxinus ornus and in other plants: used chiefly in the manufacture of resins, electrolytic condensers for […]

  • Mannitol-hexanitrate

    noun, Chemistry, Pharmacology. 1. a colorless, crystalline, water-insoluble, explosive solid, C 6 H 8 N 6 O 1 8 , used as a fulminating agent in percussion caps and in the treatment of hypertension and coronary insufficiency.

  • Mannose

    [man-ohs] /ˈmæn oʊs/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a hexose, C 6 H 1 2 O 6 , obtained from the hydrolysis of the ivory nut and yielding mannitol upon reduction. /ˈmænəʊs; -nəʊz/ noun 1. a hexose sugar found in mannitol and many polysaccharides. Formula: C6H12O6 mannose man·nose (mān’ōs’) n. A monosaccharide obtained from various plants by […]

  • Mannosidosis

    mannosidosis man·no·si·do·sis (mān’ə-sĭ-dō’sĭs) n. An inherited disorder caused by the deficiency of an enzyme necessary for the metabolism of mannose and characterized by mental retardation, kyphosis, and an enlarged tongue, with the accumulation of mannose in the body tissues.

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