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
Examples of saccharin in a Sentence
soft drinks flavored with saccharin
Recent Examples of saccharin from the Web
Those that ate saccharin packed on more fat, gained more weight and consumed extra calories.
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Origin and Etymology of saccharin
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1885
SACCHARIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of saccharin for English Language Learners
: a very sweet, white substance that does not have any calories and that is used instead of sugar to sweeten food
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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