Meaning of SACCHARIN in English

/sak"euhr in/ , n. Chem.

a white, crystalline, slightly water-soluble powder, C 7 H 5 NO 3 S, 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. Also called benzosulfimide, gluside .

[ 1875-80; SACCHAR- + -IN 2 ]

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