Definition of cyclamate in English:

cyclamate

noun

Chemistry
  • A salt of a synthetic acid which is a cyclohexyl derivative of sulfamic acid. Sodium and calcium cyclamates were formerly used as artificial sweeteners.

    • ‘Other artificial sweeteners were formerly used, especially cyclamates.’
    • ‘I have reservations about the other sweeteners, such as acesulfame-K, sucralose, and the cyclamates.’
    • ‘Olney, who was instrumental in banning the use of cyclamates, warned that aspartame had brain damaging properties.’
    • ‘Intense sweeteners permitted for use in Australian and New Zealand foods are acesulphame potassium, aspartame, cyclamates, saccharin, sucralose, alitame, thaumatin and neotame.’

Origin

1950s: contraction of cyclohexylsulphamate.

Pronunciation:

cyclamate

/ˈsīkləmāt/