Definition of butylated hydroxyanisole in English:

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butylated hydroxyanisole

Pronunciation: /ˌbyo͞odlādid hīˌdräksēˈanəˌsōl/

Entry from US English dictionary

(abbreviation BHA)

noun

A synthetic antioxidant used to preserve fats and oils in food.
  • Chemical formula: C11H16O2
Example sentences
  • The administration of the antioxidant agents N-acetyl-L-cysteine and butylated hydroxyanisole after pulse-treatment with cisplatin or melphalan did not affect apoptosis, but attenuated necrosis.
  • Phenolic antioxidants, butylated hydroxyanisole and chlorogenic acid and EDTA prevent mutagen formation in beef, while ferrous ion enhances formation.
  • They may be naturally occurring food substances like vinegar (acetic acid) or chemical concoctions like BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole).

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Syllabification: bu·tyl·at·ed hy·drox·y·an·i·sole

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