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BHT

noun \ˌbē-ˌāch-ˈtē\

Definition of BHT

:  a phenolic antioxidant C15H24O used especially to preserve fats and oils in food

Origin of BHT

butylated hydroxytoluene
First Known Use: 1961

BHT

noun \ˌbē-ˌāch-ˈtē\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BHT

:  a phenolic antioxidant C15H24O used especially to preserve fats and oils in food, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals—called also butylated hydroxytoluene

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