<chemistry> A sugarlike substance, isomeric with mannite and dulcite, found with sorbin in the ripe berries of the sorb, and extracted as a sirup or a white crystalline substance. Sorbit"ic.

Origin: L. Sorbus service tree.

(01 Mar 1998)

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