aspartame: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (u-spär'tām, a-spär'-, as'pur-tām"), [key]
— n.
  1. a white, crystalline, odorless, slightly water-soluble noncarbohydrate powder, CHNO, synthesized from amino acids, that is 150–200 times as sweet as sugar: used as a low-calorie sugar substitute in soft drinks, table sweeteners, and other food products.
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