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[ih-noh-si-tawl, -tohl, ahy-noh-] /ɪˈnoʊ sɪˌtɔl, -ˌtoʊl, aɪˈnoʊ-/

Biochemistry. a compound, C 6 H 12 O 6 , derivative of cyclohexane, widely distributed in plants and seeds as phytin, and occurring in animal tissue and in urine: an essential growth factor for animal life, present in the vitamin B complex.
Pharmacology. the commercial form of this compound, a white, sweet, crystalline solid, used chiefly to promote epithelialization of the cervix after infection or injury.
a cyclic alcohol, one isomer of which (i-inositol) is present in yeast and is a growth factor for some organisms; cyclohexanehexol. Formula: C6H12O6

inositol in·o·si·tol (ĭ-nō’sĭ-tôl’, -tōl’, ī-nō’-)
Any of nine isomeric alcohols especially one found in plant and animal tissue and classified as a member of the vitamin B complex.
(ĭ-nō’sĭ-tôl’, -tōl’, ī-nō’-)
Any of nine isomeric alcohols, especially one found in plant and animal tissue and classified as a member of the vitamin B complex. Inositol is necessary for the growth of yeasts and other fungi, and in humans is especially abundant as part of a phospholipid found in the brain. Chemical formula: C6H12O6.


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