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[sahy-kluh-meyt, sik-luh-]
  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.
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Origin of cyclamate

First recorded in 1950–55; cyclam(ic acid) + -ate2
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Related Words for cyclamate

aspartame, saccharin, sucralose

British Dictionary definitions for cyclamate


  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
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Word Origin for cyclamate

C20: cycl (ohexyl-sulph) amate
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cyclamate in Medicine


(sīklə-māt′, sĭklə-)
  1. 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


[sīklə-māt′, sĭklə-]
  1. A salt or ester containing the group C6H12NO3S. Some cyclamates were formerly used as artificial sweeteners.
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