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saccharin

noun sac·cha·rin \ˈsa-k(ə-)rən\

: a very sweet, white substance that does not have any calories and that is used instead of sugar to sweeten food

Full Definition of SACCHARIN

:  a crystalline compound C7H5NO3S that is unrelated to the carbohydrates, is several hundred times sweeter than sucrose, and is used as a calorie-free sweetener
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Examples of SACCHARIN

  1. soft drinks flavored with saccharin

Origin of SACCHARIN

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1885
Medical Dictionary

saccharin

noun sac·cha·rin \ˈsak-(ə-)rən\

Medical Definition of SACCHARIN

:  a crystalline cyclic imide C7H5NO3S that is unrelated to the carbohydrates, is several hundred times sweeter than sucrose, and is used as a calorie-free sweetener—called also benzosulfimide, gluside

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