melezitose definition

  • noun:
    • A non-reducing trisaccharide sugar created by many insects that consume plant sap.
    • multiple sugar, isomeric with sucrose, extracted from the manna of the larch (Larix).
    • A colorless dextrorotatory carb, C18H32O16+2H2O, acquired in south France from sweet exudation associated with the younger twigs and needles of the larch, Abies Larix, and from Alhagi Camelorum from Asia. It types small, lustrous, difficult, monoclinic crystals, and melts at 140° C. In France it really is sometimes used in place of sugar. In Asia its utilized as an aperient. Also referred to as melezitriose.

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