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

Word History

Etymology

butylated hydroxytoluene

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of BHT was in 1961

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“BHT.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/BHT. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

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

called also butylated hydroxytoluene

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