Raffinose definition

răfə-nōs
A white crystalline sugar, C18 H32 O16 · 5H2 O, obtained from sugar beets and cottonseed meal.
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A sweetish, crystalline trisaccharide, C18H32O165H2O, derived from sugar beets, cottonseed, etc.
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A trisaccharide, C18 H32 O16 , composed of glucose, fructose, and galactose. It is obtained from sugar beets and cottonseed meal and is present in many legumes.
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A white crystalline sugar obtained from cottonseed meal, sugar beets, and molasses. Raffinose is an oligosaccharide, consisting of three simple sugars (fructose, galactose, and glucose) linked together. Chemical formula: C18H32O16.
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(biochemistry) A trisaccharide, comprised of galactose, glucose and fructose, that is widely distributed in many plants.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
raffinose
Plural:
raffinoses

Origin of raffinose

  • French from raffiner to refine re- again (from Old French re–) affiner to refine (from Old French) (a- to) (from Latin ad- ad–) (fin fine) (from Old French fine1)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition