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as·par·tame

 (ăs′pər-tām′, ə-spär′-)
n.
An artificial sweetener, C14H18N2O5, whose metabolic breakdown products include aspartic acid and phenylalanine. It must be avoided by people with phenylketonuria.

[aspart(ic acid) + (phenyl)a(lanine) + m(ethyl) + e(ster).]

aspartame

(əˈspɑːˌteɪm)
n
(Elements & Compounds) an artificial sweetener produced from aspartic acid. Formula: C14H18N2O5
[C20: from aspart(ic acid) + (phenyl)a(lanine) m(ethyl) e(ster)]

as•par•tame

(əˈspɑr teɪm, æˈspɑr-, ˈæs pərˌteɪm)

n.
a white crystalline powder, C14H18N2O5, synthesized from amino acids, that is many times sweeter than sucrose and is used as a low-calorie sugar substitute.
[1970–75; aspart(yl phenyl)a(lanine) m(ethyl) e(ster)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aspartame - an artificial sweetener made from aspartic acidaspartame - an artificial sweetener made from aspartic acid; used as a calorie-free sweetener
sweetener, sweetening - something added to foods to make them taste sweeter
Translations

as·par·tame

n. aspartamo, dulcificante artificial de baja caloría.

aspartame

n aspartame m, aspartamo
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