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raffinose: Meaning and Definition of

raf•fi•nose

Pronunciation: (raf'u-n?s"), [key]
? n. Biochem.
  1. a colorless, crystalline trisaccharide, CHO&multiplydot;5HO, with little or no sweetness, occurring in the sugar beet, cottonseed, etc., and breaking down to fructose, glucose, and galactose on hydrolysis. Also called
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