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cyclamate

[ sahy-kluh-meyt, sik-luh- ]

noun

  1. 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.


cyclamate

/ ˈsɪkləˌmeɪt; ˈsaɪkləˌmeɪt /

noun

  1. 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


cyclamate

/ klə-māt′,sĭklə- /

  1. A salt or ester containing the group C 6 H 12 NO 3 S. Some cyclamates were formerly used as artificial sweeteners.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cyclamate1

First recorded in 1950–55; cyclam(ic acid) + -ate 2
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Word History and Origins

Origin of cyclamate1

C20: cycl ( ohexyl-sulph ) amate
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Example Sentences

About 30 times sweeter than sugar, cyclamate isn’t metabolized, making it ideal for people who need to avoid sugar.

However, when it’s combined with cyclamate, the bitterness goes away.

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