Origin of saccharinso named (1879) by its discoverers, I. Remsen and C. Fahlberg, United States chemists from Modern Latin saccharum, sugar from Classical Latin from Classical Greek sakcharon, ultimately from Sanskrit ?arkar?, pebble, sugar (from source sugar) + -in
a white, crystalline coal-tar compound, CHNOS, about 500 times sweeter than cane sugar, used as a sugar substitute in diabetic diets, as a noncaloric sweetener, etc.
A white crystalline powder, C7H5NO3S, having a taste about 500 times sweeter than cane sugar, used as a calorie-free sweetener.
- The two products found to be unsafe during pregnancy are saccharin and a sweetener that is banned in the United States, called cyclamate.
- - This includes a very large number of bodies chemically allied to benzol, such as carbolic acid, sulphocarbolates, creosote, wood tar, coal tar, oil of cade, thymol, salicylic acid, benzoic acid, naphthol, hydroquinon, cresol, guaiacol, ichthyol, saccharin and many others.