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  • adj. Of, relating to, or derived from saccharine substances

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or obtained from, saccharine substances; specifically, designating an acid obtained, as a white amorphous gummy mass, by the oxidation of mannite, glucose, sucrose, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or obtained from sugar or allied substances.
  • A dibasic acid, C6H10O8, prepared by the action of nitric acid on sugar and various other carbohydrates. It is an amorphous solid which forms salts, many of which do not readily crystallize.


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  • An investigation of the latter gave the following results: By oxidation with nitric acid no saccharic acid was obtained; showing the absence of dextrose.

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

  • _ -- The liquors from B were found to contain saccharic acid: the acid from C and B contained a dibasic acid which appeared to be tartaric acid.

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

  • By actual isolation of a crystalline dextrorotary sugar, by preparations of osazone and conversion into saccharic acid, it was proved that dextrose was the main product of hydrolysis.

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900


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