Definition of Sorbitan

1. Noun. (chemistry) a dehydration product of sorbitol having a tetrahydrofuran ring and four hydroxy groups; it is used in the manufacture of emulsifiers ¹



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Medical Definition of Sorbitan

1. Sorbitol or sorbose and related compounds in ester combination with fatty acids, and with short oligo (ethylene oxide) side chains and an oleate terminus, to form detergents such as polysorbate 80. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sorbitan

sorbefacient
sorbefacients
sorbent
sorbent material
sorbents
sorbet
sorbetlike
sorbets
sorbic
sorbic acid
sorbile
sorbin
sorbing
sorbinil
sorbinose
sorbitan (current term)
sorbitans
sorbite
sorbites
sorbitic
sorbitol
sorbitol pathway
sorbitol permease
sorbitols
sorbitose
sorbopyranose
sorbopyranoses
sorbose
sorboses
sorbs

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