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[sahy-kluh-meyt, sik-luh-] /ˈsaɪ kləˌmeɪt, ˈsɪk lə-/
any of several chemical compounds used as a noncaloric sweetening agent in foods and beverages: banned by the FDA in 1970 as a possible carcinogen.
Origin of cyclamate
First recorded in 1950-55; cyclam(ic acid) + -ate2 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for cyclamate


/ˈsaɪkləˌmeɪt; ˈsɪkləˌmeɪt/
a salt or ester of cyclamic acid. Certain of the salts have a very sweet taste and were formerly used as food additives and sugar substitutes
Word Origin
C20: cycl(ohexyl-sulph)amate
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cyclamate in Medicine

cyclamate cy·cla·mate (sī'klə-māt', sĭk'lə-)
A salt or ester of cyclamic acid formerly used as a sweetening agent, especially calcium cyclamate or sodium cyclamate.

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cyclamate in Science
  (sī'klə-māt', sĭk'lə-)   
A salt or ester containing the group C6H12NO3S. Some cyclamates were formerly used as artificial sweeteners.
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