cyclamate

A salt or ester of cyclamic acid; the calcium and sodium are noncaloric artificial sweetening agents.

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cy·cla·mate 'sī-klə-.māt, -mət n an artificially prepared salt of sodium or calcium used esp. formerly as a sweetener but now largely discontinued because of the possibly harmful effects of its metabolic breakdown product cyclohexylamine

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n.
either of two compounds, sodium or calcium cyclamate, that are thirty times as sweet as sugar and, unlike saccharin, stable to heat. Cyclamates were used as sweetening agents in the food industry until 1969 , when their use was banned because they were suspected of causing cancer.

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cy·cla·mate (siґklə-māt) any salt of cyclamic acid. Cyclamate calcium and cyclamate sodium were once used widely as non-nutritive sweeteners, but because of an association with bladder tumors in animals they were banned as food additives in the United States in 1969.

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