Meaning of SACCHARIN in English

ˈsak(ə)rə̇n noun

( -s )

Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary sacchar- + -in

: a crystalline cyclic imide C 6 H 4 (CO)(SO 2 )NH that is remarkable for its sweetness varying from 200 to 700 times that of sucrose in solutions of varying concentration, that is made usually from the amide of ortho -toluenesulfonic acid, and that is used often in the form of its soluble sodium derivative as a sweetening agent (as in cases of diabetes and obesity) but that has no food value — called also benzosulfimide, gluside

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