raffinose

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noun raf·fi·nose \ˈra-fə-ˌnōs, -ˌnōz\

Definition of raffinose

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

Origin and Etymology 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


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raffinose

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noun raf·fi·nose \ˈraf-ə-ˌnōs, -ˌnōz\

Medical Definition of raffinose

  1. :  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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