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raf•fi•nose



Pronunciation: (raf'u-nōs"), [key]
n. Biochem.
a colorless, crystalline trisaccharide, C18H32O16·5H2O, with little or no sweetness, occurring in the sugar beet, cottonseed, etc., and breaking down to fructose, glucose, and galactose on hydrolysis. Also called gossypose, melitose, melitriose.

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