acesulfame-K

noun

ace·​sul·​fame-K ˈā-sē-ˌsəl-ˌfām-ˈkā How to pronounce acesulfame-K (audio)
: 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

Examples of acesulfame-K in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The French study followed more than 100,000 adults and found that those who consumed larger amounts of artificial sweeteners, particularly aspartame and acesulfame-K, had a slightly higher cancer risk. Laura Reiley, Anchorage Daily News, 14 July 2023

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Word History

Etymology

ace(to-) + sulf- + -ame (as in aspartame)

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acesulfame-K was in 1982

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Cite this Entry

“Acesulfame-K.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acesulfame-K. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

acesulfame-K

noun
ace·​sul·​fame-K ˈā-sē-ˌsəl-ˌfām-ˈkā How to pronounce acesulfame-K (audio)
: 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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