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a white, crystalline, odorless, slightly water-soluble noncarbohydrate powder, C 14 H 18 N 2 O 5 , synthesized from amino acids, that is 150–200 times as sweet as sugar: used as a low-calorie sugar substitute in soft drinks, table sweeteners, and other food products.
Contemporary Examples

Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame (NutraSweet) and saccharine are more widely used.
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an artificial sweetener produced from aspartic acid. Formula: C14H18N2O5

commercial name of an artificial sweetener, 1973, from aspartic acid (1836), formed irregularly from asparagine (1813), a compound found in asparagus, beet-root, etc., from asparagus + chemical suffix -ine (2). The reason for -ame is unknown.

aspartame as·par·tame (ās’pər-tām’, ə-spär’-)
A low-calorie, artificial sweetening agent derived from aspartic acid.
(ās’pər-tām’, ə-spär’-)
An artificial sweetener formed from aspartic acid. Chemical formula: C14H18N2O5.


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