raffinose

noun
raf·​fi·​nose | \ ˈra-fə-ˌnōs How to pronounce raffinose (audio) , -ˌnōz \

Definition of raffinose

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

First Known Use of raffinose

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for raffinose

French, from raffiner to refine, from re- + affiner to make fine, from a- ad- (from Latin ad-) + fin fine

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The first known use of raffinose was in 1876

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“Raffinose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raffinose. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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raffinose

noun
raf·​fi·​nose | \ ˈraf-ə-ˌnōs, -ˌnōz How to pronounce raffinose (audio) \

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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