an artificial, low-calorie sweetener, CHNO, about 200 times sweeter than sucrose, used in the manufacture of soft drinks, packaged cereals, etc.
Origin of aspartameaspart(ic acid) + (phenyl)a(lanine) m(ethyl) e(ster)
An artificial sweetener, C14H18N2O5, whose metabolic breakdown products include aspartic acid and phenylalanine. It must be avoided by people with phenylketonuria.
Origin of aspartameaspart(ic acid) (phenyl)a(lanine) m(ethyl) e(ster)