saccharin

[ sak-er-in ]
/ ˈsæk ər ɪn /

noun Chemistry.

a white, crystalline, slightly water-soluble powder, C7H5NO3S, produced synthetically, which in dilute solution is 500 times as sweet as sugar: its soluble sodium salt is used as a noncaloric sugar substitute in the manufacture of syrups, foods, and beverages.

QUIZZES

WHO SAID IT: A QUIZ ON PRESIDENTIAL WIT AND WISDOM

Think you know your presidents? Take this quiz and see if you can match the style, wit, and ideology of these memorable lines to the right POTUS.
Question 1 of 9
“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”
Also called benzosulfimide, gluside.

Origin of saccharin

First recorded in 1875–80; sacchar- + -in2

OTHER WORDS FROM saccharin

non·sac·cha·rin, adjective, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH saccharin

saccharin , saccharine
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for saccharin

British Dictionary definitions for saccharin

saccharin
/ (ˈsækərɪn) /

noun

a very sweet white crystalline slightly soluble powder used as a nonfattening sweetener. Formula: C 7 H 5 NO 3 S

Word Origin for saccharin

C19: from saccharo- + -in
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for saccharin

saccharin
[ săkər-ĭn ]

n.

A white crystalline powder having a taste about 500 times sweeter than cane sugar, used as a calorie-free sweetener.benzosulfimide
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for saccharin

saccharin
[ săkər-ĭn ]

A white, crystalline powder used as a calorie-free sweetener. It tastes about 500 times sweeter than sugar. Saccharin is made from a compound of toluene, which is derived from petroleum. Chemical formula: C7H5NO3S.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.