saccharin: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (sak'ur-in), [key]
— n. Chem.
- a white, crystalline, slightly water-soluble powder, CHNOS, 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
- saccharin (Thesaurus)