acesulfame–K

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noun ace·sul·fame–K \ˈā-sē-ˌsəl-ˌfām-ˈkā\

Definition of acesulfame–K

  1. :  a white crystalline powder C4H4KNO4S that is a cyclic organic potassium salt, has a sweetness much more intense than sucrose, and is used as a noncaloric sweetener in foods and beverages —called also acesulfame potassium

Origin and Etymology of acesulfame–k

acet- + sulf- + -ame (as in aspartame)


First Known Use: 1982


Medical Dictionary

acesulfame–K

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noun ace·sul·fame–K \ˈā-sē-ˌsəl-ˌfām-ˈkā\

Medical Definition of acesulfame–K

  1. :  a white crystalline powder C4H4KNO4S that is a cyclic organic potassium salt, has a sweetness much more intense than sucrose, and is used as a noncaloric sweetener in foods and beverages—called also acesulfame potassium


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