[sak-uh-roid or sak-uh-roi-dl]
- having a granular texture like that of loaf sugar.
Origin of saccharoid
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Limestone becomes granular and saccharoid—it is changed into marble.The World Before the Deluge
When nearer the junction it becomes grey, and has a saccharoid structure.A Manual of Elementary Geology
Mica-schist, gneiss, and saccharoid marble are typical of this class.
The limestone at this locality is white and saccharoid, with large rhombohedral crystals of calcspar.In the Arctic Seas
Francis Leopold McClintock
Saccharoid marble is one of the fine varieties: it frequently contains flakes of mica.
- Also: saccharoidal geology having or designating a texture resembling that of loaf sugarsaccharoid marble
- biochem any of a group of polysaccharides that remotely resemble sugars, but are not sweet and are often insoluble