raffinose


raf·fi·nose

noun \ˈra-fə-ˌnōs, -ˌnōz\

Definition of RAFFINOSE

:  a crystalline slightly sweet sugar C18H32O16 obtained commercially from cottonseed meal and present in many plant products

Origin of RAFFINOSE

French, from raffiner to refine, from re- + affiner to make fine, from a- ad- (from Latin ad-) + fin fine
First Known Use: 1876

raf·fi·nose

noun \ˈraf-ə-ˌnōs, -ˌnōz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RAFFINOSE

: a crystalline sugar C18H32O16 obtained commercially from cottonseed meal and present in sugar beets and many plant products—called also melitose

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