saccharin

noun sac·cha·rin \ ˈsa-k(ə-)rən \
Updated on: 17 May 2018

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

  1. soft drinks flavored with saccharin

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Origin and Etymology of saccharin

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SACCHARIN Defined for English Language Learners

saccharin

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 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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