saccharin

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noun sac·cha·rin \ˈsa-k(ə-)rən\

Definition of saccharin

  1. :  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

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1885


SACCHARIN Defined for English Language Learners

saccharin

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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

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noun sac·cha·rin \ˈsak-(ə-)rən\

Medical Definition of saccharin

  1. :  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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