from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A colorless pulverulent dextrorotatory carbohydrate, C12H22O11, prepared by the action of dilute acids on melitriose (raffinose).

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  • noun biochemistry A disaccharide consisting of glucose and galactose residues


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  • By 1928, he had evolved and confirmed, among others, the structures of maltose, cellobiose, lactose, gentiobiose, melibiose, gentianose, raffinose and the glucoside ring structure of normal sugars.

    Norman Haworth - Biography

  • Smaller amounts of glucose, trehalose, maltose, mannitol, melibiose, and stachyose were detected in all samples.

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