saccharoid

or sac·cha·roi·dal

[ sak-uh-roid or sak-uh-roi-dl ]
/ ˈsæk əˌrɔɪd or ˌsæk əˈrɔɪ dl /

adjective Geology.(of rock)

having a granular texture like that of loaf sugar.

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Origin of saccharoid

First recorded in 1825–35; sacchar- + -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for saccharoid

saccharoid
/ (ˈsækəˌrɔɪd) /

adjective

Also: saccharoidal geology having or designating a texture resembling that of loaf sugarsaccharoid marble

noun

biochem any of a group of polysaccharides that remotely resemble sugars, but are not sweet and are often insoluble
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