aspartame

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noun as·par·tame \ˈas-pər-ˌtām, ə-ˈspär-ˌtām\

Definition of aspartame

  1. :  a crystalline compound C14H18N2O5 that is a diamide synthesized from phenylalanine and aspartic acid and that is used as a low-calorie sweetener

Origin and Etymology of aspartame

aspartic acid + phenylalanine + methyl + ester


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aspartame

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noun as·par·tame \ˈas-pər-ˌtām, ə-ˈspär-\

Medical Definition of aspartame

  1. :  a crystalline dipeptide ester C14H18N2O5 that is synthesized from the amino acids phenylalanine and aspartic acid and is used as a low-calorie sweetener—see nutrasweet


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