a combining form meaning “sugar,” used in the formation of technical terms: saccharoid.
Also especially before a consonant, saccharo-.
Origin of sacchar-
combining form representing Medieval Latin saccharum Greek sákkharon, ultimately < an Indo-Aryan source akin to Prakrit sakkarā < Sanskrit śarkarā; cf. sugar
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