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sorbitol catabolic process (GO:0006062)
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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
galactitol catabolic process 
mannitol catabolic process 
sorbitol biosynthetic process  
sorbitol catabolic process  
The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of sorbitol (D-glucitol), one of the ten stereoisomeric hexitols. It can be derived from glucose by reduction of the aldehyde group.

Exact Synonyms: sorbitol breakdown ;   sorbitol catabolism ;   sorbitol degradation
Xrefs: MetaCyc:SORBDEG-PWY
Definition Sources: ISBN:0198506732

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