[ par-uh-bin ]
/ ˈpær ə bɪn /
any of a group of compounds, including methylparaben, that are widely used in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals for their antibacterial and antifungal properties and as food preservatives: suspected health risks connected to paraben usage and consumption have prompted consumer interest in paraben-free products.
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British Dictionary definitions for paraben
/ (ˈpærəˌbɛn) /
any ester of parahydroxybenzoic acid, some of which are used in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals and have been found in breast cancer tumours
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