aspartame
noun Etymology: aspartic acid + phenylalanine + methyl + ester Date: 1972 a crystalline compound C14H18N2O5 that is a diamide synthesized from phenylalanine and aspartic acid and that is used as a low-calorie sweetener

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  • Aspartame — A man made sweetener with almost no calories used in place of sugar. A diet program with aspartame and exercise gives better results than without this sweetener. People lose more weight and regain less weight. Aspartame is a compound of two amino …   Medical dictionary

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