name: polyol catabolic process
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def: "The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of a polyol, any alcohol containing three or more hydroxyl groups attached to saturated carbon atoms." [GOC:curators]
synonym: "polyhydric alcohol catabolic process" EXACT 
synonym: "polyol breakdown" EXACT 
synonym: "polyol catabolism" EXACT 
synonym: "polyol degradation" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0019751 ! polyol metabolic process
is_a: GO:0046164 ! alcohol catabolic process
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