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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

sacchar(o)-

Sugar.

[Modern Latin saccharum, from Greek sakkharon, sugar.]

Saccharin is a sweet-tasting synthetic compound used as a substitute for sugar; saccharose is an alternative name for sucrose, cane sugar; the adjective saccharine refers to something excessively sweet or sentimental. In biochemistry, saccharides are the simple carbohydrates, often called sugars, whose names end in -ose (see -ose2); they are divided into groups according to their complexity (monosaccharides, disaccharides, oligosaccharides, polysaccharides).

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