Meaning of inositol
Pronunciation: (i-nō'si-tôl", -tōl", ī-nō'-), [key]
- a compound, CHO, 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.
- the commercial form of this compound, a white, sweet, crystalline solid, used chiefly to promote epithelialization of the cervix after infection or injury. Also called
- inositol (Thesaurus)