Origin of aspartame
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British Dictionary definitions for aspartame
Word Origin for aspartame
Word Origin and History for aspartame
commercial name of an artificial sweetener, 1973, from aspartic acid (1836), formed irregularly from asparagine (1813), a compound found in asparagus, beet-root, etc., from asparagus + chemical suffix -ine (2). The reason for -ame is unknown.