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aspartame:

see sweetener, artificialsweetener, artificial,
substance used as a low-calorie sugar substitute. Saccharin, cyclamates, and aspartame have been the most commonly used artificial sweeteners. Saccharin, a coal-tar derivative three hundred times as sweet as sugar, was discovered in 1879.
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aspartame

[a′spär‚tām]
(organic chemistry)
C14H18N2O5 A dipeptide ester about 160 times sweeter than sucrose in aqueous solution; used as a low-calorie sweetener.

aspartame

an artificial sweetener produced from aspartic acid. Formula: C14H18N2O5
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