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cyclamate

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