Saccharoid
Saccharoid Sac"cha*roid, Saccharoidal Sac`cha*roid"al, a. [L. saccharon sugar + -oid: cf. F. saccharo["i]de.] Resembling sugar, as in taste, appearance, consistency, or composition; as, saccharoidal limestone. [1913 Webster]

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  • saccharoid — /sak euh royd /, adj. Geol. (of rock) having a granular texture like that of loaf sugar. Also, saccharoidal. [1825 35; SACCHAR + OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • saccharoid — adjective Having a texture similar to that of granulated sugar. Used of rocks and minerals …   Wiktionary

  • saccharoid — sac·cha·roid || sækÉ™rɔɪd adj. having a granular texture like that of sugar (Geology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • saccharoid — sac·cha·roid …   English syllables

  • saccharoid — /ˈsækərɔɪd/ (say sakuhroyd) adjective Geology having a granular texture like that of loaf sugar. Also, saccharoidal /sækəˈrɔɪdl/ (say sakuh roydl) …   Australian English dictionary

  • saccharoid — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saccharoidal — Saccharoid Sac cha*roid, Saccharoidal Sac cha*roid al, a. [L. saccharon sugar + oid: cf. F. saccharo[ i]de.] Resembling sugar, as in taste, appearance, consistency, or composition; as, saccharoidal limestone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sac|cha|roi|dal — «SAK uh ROY duhl», adjective. = saccharoid. (Cf. ↑saccharoid) …   Useful english dictionary

  • saccharoidal — [sak΄ə roid′ l] adj. 〚/span> SACCHARO + OID + AL〛 Geol. having a crystalline or granular texture: said esp. of some sandstones and marbles: often …   Universalium

  • sacchar- — a combining form meaning sugar, used in the formation of technical terms: saccharoid. Also, esp. before a consonant, saccharo . [comb. form repr. ML saccharum Gk sákkharon, ult. < an Indo Aryan source akin to Prakrit sakkara < Skt sarkara; cf.… …   Universalium

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