Definitions for saccharinˈsæk ər ɪn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sac•cha•rinˈsæk ər ɪn(n.)
a synthetic powder, C7H5NO3S, which in dilute solution is 500 times as sweet as sugar: used as a calorie-free sugar substitute.
Origin of saccharin:
a crystalline substance 500 times sweeter than sugar; used as a calorie-free sweetener
a white, crystalline powder, CHNOS, used as an artificial sweetener in food products
a bitter white crystalline substance obtained from the saccharinates and regarded as the lactone of saccharinic acid; -- so called because formerly supposed to be isomeric with cane sugar (saccharose)
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Flavoring agent and non-nutritive sweetener.