from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The class name of sugars which contain eighteen atoms of carbon in the molecule and are capable of resolution into three molecules of a sugar which contains six atoms of carbon in the molecule. Thus raffinose is a hexotriose and may be decomposed into equal molecules of fructose (levulose), glucose, and galactose.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


    Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.