sodium cyclamate

noun Chemistry.

a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, NaC6NH12SO3, that has been used as a sweetening agent: banned by the FDA in 1970.

Nearby words

  1. sodium carbonate,
  2. sodium chlorate,
  3. sodium chloride,
  4. sodium citrate,
  5. sodium cyanide,
  6. sodium dichromate,
  7. sodium ethylate,
  8. sodium fluoride,
  9. sodium fluoroacetate,
  10. sodium hexametaphosphate

Also called so·dium cy·clo·hex·yl·sul·fa·mate [sahy-kluh-hek-suh l-suhl-fuh-meyt, sik-luh-] /ˌsaɪ kləˌhɛk səlˈsʌl fəˌmeɪt, ˌsɪk lə-/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for sodium cyclamate

sodium cyclamate


An artificially prepared salt of cyclamic acid, formerly used as a low-calorie sweetener but now banned because of the possible carcinogenic effects of its metabolic products.

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