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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).]
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(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]
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(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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Eleven different sugars including lactose, mannose, cellobiose, raffinose, dextrose, arabinose, maltose, fructose, sucrose, xylose, and mannitol were used.
FODMAPs include fructose, lactose, sorbitol, fructans (e.g., fructooligosaccharides and inulin), and galactans (also called galactooligosaccharides; e.g., raffinose).
It happens due to the presence of a sugar called raffinose, which the human body lacks the ability to break down.
Subsequently, 2mM raffinose, as an internal standard used for normalization between samples, was added, and all samples were lyophilized and dissolved in methanol:water (1:1 v/v).
gallinarum was identified with ability to ferment mannitol, raffinose.
Moreover, they fermented glucose, fructose, mannose, mannitol, sucrose, sorbitol and xylose without gas production but not ferment arabinose, inositol, lactose, maltose, salicin, dulcitol and raffinose.
viswanathii assimilated sucrose and cellobiose but failed to assimilate trehalose and raffinose. C.
For chromatin immunoprecipitation, L40 yeast strains expressing LexA-Med6p derivatives (in pCL313) were grown in synthetic media containing glucose (Glc) or galactose plus raffinose (Gal + Raf) for 6h in the presence of 0.5 mM CuS[O.sub.4].
Lactose, raffinose, and trehalose fermentation was assessed, using [S4074.sup.T] and [NM305.sup.T] as control strains, in PPLO broth (Difco) supplemented with 40 [micro]g/ml NAD, as described previously [1, 8].
It also contains many additional components such as lactobionate (100mmol/l), raffinose (30mmol/l), adenosine (5mmol/l), allopurinol (1mmol/l), and glutathione (3mmol/l).
NPMPs of raffinose pentahydrate and trehalose dihydrate were fabricated by typical co-SD approach in presence of a cyclic oligosaccharide (HP-[beta]-CD) to enhance its dispersion.
It is noteworthy that metabolic changes involved in the protection of seed tissues against desiccation damage occur during maturation, such as increased ABA (acid abscisic) content, LEA (late embryogenesis abundant) protein translation, increased sugar abundance such as sucrose, raffinose and stachyose [30].