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variant of sacchar- before a consonant: saccharometer.
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What does saccharo- mean?

Saccharo- is a combining form used like a prefix meaning “sugar.” It is often used in scientific terms, especially in chemistry.

Saccharo- comes from the Greek sákkharon, meaning “sugar.” The English word sugar is related to the Greek sákkharon, which ultimately comes from a Sanskrit root through Arabic. Discover the incredible pathways of sugar into English at our entry for the word.

Saccharo- is a variant of sacchar-, which adds an -o– when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels.

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Examples of saccharo-

One term from chemistry that features the combining form saccharo- is saccharometer, meaning “an instrument for measuring the amount of sugar in a solution.” This can be done by determining the specific gravity of the solution.

The first part of the word, saccharo-, means “sugar.” The second element, -meter, is a combining form that means “measure,” used in the names of instruments that measure specific qualities. Saccharometer literally translates to “sugar measurer.”

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Metabolism, put simply, is the process by which an organism breaks down its food sources to make energy. What substance is processed in saccharometabolism?

How to use saccharo- in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for saccharo-


before a vowel sacchar-

combining form

Word Origin for saccharo-

via Latin from Greek sakkharon, ultimately from Sanskrit śarkarā sugar
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Medical definitions for saccharo-


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