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butylated hydroxytoluene

Syllabification: bu·tyl·at·ed hy·drox·y·tol·u·ene
Pronunciation: /ˌbyo͞odlˌādəd hīˌdräksēˈtälyo͞oˌēn
 
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(abbreviation BHT)

Definition of butylated hydroxytoluene in English:

noun

A synthetic antioxidant used to preserve fats and oils in foods, medicinal drugs, and cosmetics.
Example sentences
  • The ethanol used, contained butylated hydroxytoluene as an antioxidant.
  • Check out whether sodium benzoate, butylated hydroxytoluene, or just about any other food additive is safe or unsafe by visiting our on-line Chemical Cuisine section.
  • Propionic acid and its salts, ascorbic acid, butylated hydroxy anisole, butylated hydroxytoluene, benzoates, sodium nitrite, and citric acid are added to foods to maintain their palatability and wholesomeness.

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