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raffinose

Pronunciation: raf'i-nos

Definition: A dextrorotatory trisaccharide, occurring in cotton seed and in the molasses of beet root, composed of d-galactose, d-glucose, and d-fructose and formed by transfer of d-galactose from UDP-d-galactose to sucrose; many seeds are rich in raffinose.

Synonym(s): gossypose, melitose, melitriose

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