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Meaning of saccharin

sac•cha•rin

Pronunciation: (sak'ur-in), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. 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
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