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.
Origin of saccharin
Related formsnon·sac·cha·rin, adjective, noun
First recorded in 1875–80; sacchar-
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Related Words for saccharincarbohydrate
Examples from the Web for saccharin
Historical Examples of saccharin
And the beauty of saccharin, he confided to the others, is that it stays with you.
Mix the saccharin with the tincture of vanilla, add the aristochin and mix by trituration.
Mix the saccharin with the tincture of vanilla, and incorporate the phenolphthalein.
Mix the saccharin with the spirit of peppermint, then add the adalin, and triturate.
Mix the saccharin with the spirit of peppermint and the sulphonmethane.
British Dictionary definitions for saccharin
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
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Word Origin and History for saccharin
white crystalline compound used as a sugar substitute, 1885, from German, coined 1879 by Russian-born chemist Constantin Fahlberg (1850-1910), who discovered it by accident, from Latin saccharon (see saccharine). Marketed from 1887 as saccharine.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
A white crystalline powder having a taste about 500 times sweeter than cane sugar, used as a calorie-free sweetener.benzosulfimide
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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.
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