saccharin

noun
sac·​cha·​rin | \ ˈsa-k(ə-)rən How to pronounce saccharin (audio) \

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 on the Web In one study, volunteers ate the equivalent 10 Sweet’N Low packets’ worth of saccharin per day for a week, yet only four of seven volunteers developed any carbohydrate metabolism issues at this extreme dose. Patrick Wilson, Outside Online, 7 Aug. 2020 While Tab contained two artificial sweeteners – saccharin and cyclamate – cyclamate was the more important of the two. Jeffrey Miller, The Conversation, 23 Nov. 2020 If participants could taste the saccharin at any point, the fit test was failed. Hannah Thomasy, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 Sep. 2020 If participants could taste the saccharin at any point, the fit test was failed. Hannah Thomasy, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 Sep. 2020 If participants could taste the saccharin at any point, the fit test was failed. Hannah Thomasy, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 Sep. 2020 If participants could taste the saccharin at any point, the fit test was failed. Hannah Thomasy, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 Sep. 2020 If participants could taste the saccharin at any point, the fit test was failed. Hannah Thomasy, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 Sep. 2020 If participants could taste the saccharin at any point, the fit test was failed. Hannah Thomasy, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of saccharin

1885, in the meaning defined above

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“Saccharin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saccharin. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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saccharin

noun
sac·​cha·​rin | \ ˈsak-(ə-)rən How to pronounce saccharin (audio) \

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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