cyclamate

[ sahy-kluh-meyt, sik-luh- ]
/ ˈsaɪ kləˌmeɪt, ˈsɪk lə- /

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. cycasin,
  2. cycl-,
  3. cyclable,
  4. cyclades,
  5. cycladic,
  6. cyclamen,
  7. cyclamen aldehyde,
  8. cyclamic acid,
  9. cyclandelate,
  10. cyclarthrodial

Origin of cyclamate

First recorded in 1950–55; cyclam(ic acid) + -ate2

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British Dictionary definitions for cyclamate

cyclamate

/ (ˈsaɪkləˌmeɪt, ˈsɪkləˌmeɪt) /

noun

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 for cyclamate

C20: cycl (ohexyl-sulph) amate

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Medicine definitions for cyclamate

cyclamate

[ sīklə-māt′, sĭklə- ]

n.

A salt or ester of cyclamic acid formerly used as a sweetening agent, especially calcium cyclamate or sodium cyclamate.

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Science definitions for cyclamate

cyclamate

[ sīklə-māt′, sĭklə- ]

A salt or ester containing the group C6H12NO3S. Some cyclamates were formerly used as artificial sweeteners.
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