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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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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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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