Dictionary.com

methylparaben

[ meth-uhl-par-uh-ben ]
/ ˌmɛθ əlˈpær əˌbɛn /
Save This Word!

noun Chemistry.

a common paraben, C8H8O3, widely used in cosmetics and food: methylparabens may be synthetic or occur naturally, especially as insect pheromones, including those produced by queen honeybees.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE MANY TYPES OF NOUNS

They're everywhere you turn, but can you identify the 10 types of nouns easily? This quiz will test your mettle against singular, plural, concrete, abstract, common, proper, collective, compound, countable, and uncountable nouns!
Question 1 of 7
Shoelaces, rainbow, toothpaste, and haircuts are all what type of noun?

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of methylparaben

First recorded in 1940–45; methyl- + para-1 + ben(zoic acid)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
FEEDBACK