Saccharin definitions

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A white crystalline powder, C7 H5 NO3 S, having a taste about 500 times sweeter than cane sugar, used as a calorie-free sweetener.
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A white, crystalline coal-tar compound, C7H5NO3S, about 500 times sweeter than cane sugar, used as a sugar substitute in diabetic diets, as a noncaloric sweetener, etc.
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A white, crystalline powder used as a calorie-free sweetener. It tastes about 500 times sweeter than sugar. Saccharin is made from a compound of toluene, which is derived from petroleum. Chemical formula: C7H5NO3S.
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(chemistry) A white, crystalline powder, C7H5NO3S, used as an artificial sweetener in food products.
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