from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An artificial sweetener, C14H18N2O5, formed from aspartic acid.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An artificial sweetener, the methyl ester of a dipeptide formed from aspartic acid and phenylalanine, used in many processed foods and beverages.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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-α-aspartyl-L-phenylalanine-1-methyl ester. It is sold also under the trade name Equal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an artificial sweetener made from aspartic acid; used as a calorie-free sweetener
aspart(ic acid) + (phenyl)a(lanine) + m(ethyl) + e(ster).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)