Saccharic

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Saccharic (Chem) 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • saccharic Pertaining to or obtained from sugar or allied substances.
    • saccharic 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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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Saccharic pertaining to, or obtained from, sugar and allied substances
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. saccharin—L. saccharum, sugar.

Usage

In literature:

The solutions used were potassium sulfide, saccharate of lime, and bordeaux mixture.
"Asparagus, its culture for home use and for market:" by F. M. Hexamer
When boiled with nitric acid, it is oxidized to mucic, saccharic, and oxalic acids.
"The Chemistry of Plant Life" by Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
Mention is here made of the formation of saccharates of barium, strontium, and calcium in low concentrations.
"The Philippine Agricultural Review" by Various
The fructose is precipitated as a saccharate, which is filtered, suspended in water and decomposed by carbon dioxide.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3" by Various
I give the saccharated carbonate in twenty-grain doses twice or three times a day.
"Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it" by Francis E. Anstie
Baryta and lime yield saccharates, e.g.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 2" by Various
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