- butylated hydroxyanisole: the synthetic antioxidant C11H16O2, used to retard rancidity in foods, pharmaceuticals, and other products containing fat or oil.
Origin of BHA
First recorded in 1945–50
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Examples from the Web for bha
There will be no further comment until the BHA announces its considered findings.Queen's Horse Tests Positive For Morphine
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Bha Fionn 's an m sin 'n a thigheadas samhraidh am Buchanti.
Agus bu mhiann leis a bhr a linadh do na plaosgaibh a bha na mucan ag itheadh; oir cha d' thug neach air bith dha.The English Language
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Cha robh lochan no caochan, A bha ruith leis an aonach, Nach do chruinnich an t-aon lan A thoirt aon uair do shàth dhuit.
Bha an crodh 'g an leigeadh, the cows were a-milking; bidh deudaichean 'g an rusgadh.
Off: Bha na geugan air an sgathadh dheth, the branches were lopped off; thug iad an ceann deth, they beheaded him.
- A white, waxy phenolic antioxidant used to preserve fats and oils, especially in foods.
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