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Term:
sorbitol biosynthetic process (GO:0006061)
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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
galactitol biosynthetic process 
mannitol biosynthetic process 
sorbitol biosynthetic process  
The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of sorbitol (D-glucitol), one of the ten stereoisomeric hexitols. It can be derived from glucose by reduction of the aldehyde group.
sorbitol catabolic process  

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: sorbitol anabolism ;   sorbitol biosynthesis ;   sorbitol formation ;   sorbitol synthesis
Definition Sources: ISBN:0198506732

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