Definition of sucralose
: a white crystalline powder C12H19Cl3O3 that is derived from sucrose and is used as a low-calorie sweetener having a sweetness of much greater intensity than sucrose
Recent Examples of sucralose from the Web
Once heralded as sweet substitutes for sugar without as many belt-busting calories, people once couldn't get enough sucralose and aspartame.
General Mills removed high-fructose corn syrup from Yoplait in 2012, reduced sugar by 25% in 2015, and replaced aspartame with sucralose in Yoplait Light.
It is excreted exclusively in urine — unlike sucralose, shed mostly in feces.
The first clue came from a control experiment with sucralose, an artificial sweetener used in diet sodas.
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Origin and Etymology of sucralose
probably from sucrose + 3-al + 2-ose
First Known Use: 1985See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of sucralose
: a white crystalline powder C12H19Cl3O8 that is derived from sucrose by the chemical substitution of three chlorine atoms for three hydroxyl groups and that is used as a low-calorie sweetener having a sweetness of much greater intensity than sucrose
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