saccharoid

saccharoid

[sak-uh-roid]
adjective Geology, (of rock)
having a granular texture like that of loaf sugar.
Also, saccharoidal.


Origin:
1825–35; sacchar- + -oid

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saccharoid (ˈsækəˌrɔɪd)
 
adj
1.  geology Also: saccharoidal having or designating a texture resembling that of loaf sugar: saccharoid marble
 
n
2.  biochem any of a group of polysaccharides that remotely resemble sugars, but are not sweet and are often insoluble

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