Etymology
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saccharin (n.)

white crystalline compound, odorless but intensely sweet, used as a sugar substitute, 1885, from German, coined 1879 by Russian-born chemist Constantin Fahlberg (1850-1910), who discovered it by accident, from Latin saccharon (see saccharine); for ending see -in (2). Marketed from 1887 as saccharine.

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Definitions of saccharin

saccharin (n.)
a crystalline substance 500 times sweeter than sugar; used as a calorie-free sweetener;
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