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Medical Term:

caramel

Pronunciation: kar′ă-mel

Definition: Burnt sugar; a concentrated solution of the substance obtained by heating sugar with an alkali; a thick, dark brown liquid used as a coloring and flavoring agent in pharmaceutical preparations and foods.

[Sp., fr. L.L. calamellus, fr. L. calamus, reed]

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