Origin and Etymology of sucralose
probably from sucrose + 3-al + 2-ose
First Known Use: 1985
Medical Definition of sucralose
: a white crystalline powder C12H19Cl3O8 that is derived from sucrose by the chemical substitution of three chlorine atoms for three hydroxyl groups and that is used as a low-calorie sweetener having a sweetness of much greater intensity than sucrose
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