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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A reducing disaccharide organic compound that can be used as a carbon source by bacteria and fungi.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hygroscopic, amorphous, dextrorotatory carbohydrate, C12H22O11, prepared by the action of dilute acids on melezitose. It melts at 65-70° C.


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