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A trisaccharide, C18H32O16, composed of glucose, fructose, and galactose. It is obtained from sugar beets and cottonseed meal and is present in many legumes.

[French, from raffiner, to refine : re-, again (from Old French; see re-) + affiner, to refine (from Old French : a-, to from Latin ad-; see ad- + fin, fine, from Old French; see fine1).]


(ˈræfɪˌnəʊz; -ˌnəʊs)
(Biochemistry) biochem a trisaccharide of fructose, glucose, and galactose that occurs in sugar beet, cotton seed, certain cereals, etc. Formula: C18H32O16
[C19: from French raffiner to refine + -ose2]


(ˈræf əˌnoʊs)

a colorless, crystalline sugar, C18H32O16∙5H2O, with little or no sweetness, obtained from cottonseed and sugar beets and breaking down to fructose, glucose, and galactose on hydrolysis.
[1875–80; < French raffiner to refine]
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Noun1.raffinose - a trisaccharide that occurs in sugar beets and cotton seeds and certain cereals
trisaccharide - any of a variety of carbohydrates that yield three monosaccharide molecules on complete hydrolysis
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ETR lectins have 2- to 5-fold greater affinity for lactose than for raffinose or melibiose, which suggests they may be more specific to the linkage than to the a (Nsimba-Lubaki et al.
Effects of isolation method and pre-treatment with ethylene glycol or raffinose before vitrification on in vitro viability of mouse preantral follicles.
The carbohydrate portion contains a variety of insoluble polysaccharides (containing rhamnose, arabinose, galactose, galacturonic acid, glucose, xylose, and mannose) and soluble components, such as sucrose, raffinose, and stachyose (Eldrige et al.
It did not produce acid from D- glucose, D-mannose, D-fructose, maltose, D-mannitol, rhamnose, sucrose, D-trehalose, D-galactose, cellobiose, D- raffinose, xylose, lactose, ribose, arabinose, D-melezitose, D-salicin and aesculin.
Veg such as sprouts, beans and broccoli all contain a complex natural sugar called raffinose and our bodies lack the enzyme to digest it in the small intestine.
Brussels sprouts, beans and broccoli are a particularly common cause of wind-related bloating, because they all contain a complex natural sugar called raffinose, and our bodies lack the enzyme that should be able to digest it in the small intestine.
This indicated their ability to hydrolyse oligosaccharides of raffinose family (Holzapfel, 2002).
The oligosaccharides associated with the production of flatulence, such as raffinose, stachyose and verbascose, were in the limits of 1.
La faible hydrolyse de la farine de soja serait attribuee d'une part au fait que le soja contient peu d'amidon et des sucres moins complexes comme le verbascose, le raffinose et d'autre part a la presence de sucres non hydrolysables ou resistants [29].
Beans are notorious for causing gas because they have sugars like raffinose and stachyose," notes Slavin.
And out of five isolates, four isolates were positive for Sacarose, Trehalose, Raffinose, and Eesculine hydrolysis on the basis of PIBwin software, the Bacillus spp.