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saccharin

Pronunciation: sak'a-rin

Definition: In dilute aqueous solution it is 300–500 times sweeter than sucrose; used as a noncaloric sweetening agent (sugar substitute); saccharin sodium and saccharin calcium have the same use.

Synonym(s): benzosulfimide

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