C14H18N2O5
aspartame aspartame n. 1. an artificial sweetener containing an aspartic acid peptide, ({C14H18N2O5}); it is 160 times sweeter than sucrose (cane sugar) and is used as a calorie-free sweetener. Chemically it is N-L-[alpha]-aspartyl-L-phenylalanine-1-methyl ester. It is sold also under the trade name {Equal}. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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