cy·​cla·​mate | \ ˈsī-klə-ˌmāt How to pronounce cyclamate (audio) , -mət \

Definition of cyclamate

: an artificially prepared salt of sodium or calcium used especially formerly as a sweetener

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Recent Examples on the Web The principal sweeteners used in Coca-Cola products are aspartame, acesulfame potassium, sucralose, saccharin, cyclamate and steviol glycosides. Stephanie Toone, ajc, "This is how coronavirus could affect Diet Coke production," 27 Feb. 2020 The primary artificial sweeteners Coca-Cola (KO) uses in its products include aspartame, acesulfame potassium, sucralose, saccharin, cyclamate and steviol gylcosides. Alicia Wallace, CNN, "Coca-Cola could be in tight supply of artificial sweetener for diet and zero-sugar drinks because of coronavirus," 25 Feb. 2020 However, cyclamates are approved for use in more than 100 other countries, including food trade partners such as Mexico and Canada. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Why you don't know how much artificial sweetener you're feeding your child," 28 Oct. 2019 An obituary on April 26 about Dr. Samuel S. Epstein, an authority on carcinogens, referred incorrectly to cyclamates and nitrites. New York Times, "Corrections: May 5, 2018," 4 May 2018 Nonetheless, the F.D.A. eventually banned cyclamates as a health risk. Jerome Groopman, The New Yorker, "Is Fat Killing You, or Is Sugar?," 24 Mar. 2017

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1954, in the meaning defined above

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“Cyclamate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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cy·​cla·​mate | \ ˈsī-klə-ˌmāt, -mət How to pronounce cyclamate (audio) \

Medical Definition of cyclamate

: an artificially prepared salt of sodium or calcium used especially formerly as a sweetener but now largely discontinued because of the possibly harmful effects of its metabolic breakdown product cyclohexylamine

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