Syn*an"throse"\, n. [From NL. Synanther[ae] the Composit[ae]; Gr. sy`n with + ? blooming.] (Chem.) A variety of sugar, isomeric with sucrose, found in the tubers of the Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus), in the dahlia, and other Composit[ae].
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