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butylated hydroxytoluene: the antioxidant C15H24O, used to retard rancidity in foods, pharmaceuticals, and other products containing fat or oil.
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Origin of BHT
First recorded in 1960–65
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Medical definitions for BHT
[ bē′āch-tē′ ]
A crystalline phenolic antioxidant used to preserve fats and oils, especially in foods.
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