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paraben (plural parabens)
- Any of a group of chemicals used as preservatives in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, wherein the hydrogen of a parahydroxybenzene molecule is replaced by an alkyl group
2007 February 19, “Products for the Skin (1 Letter)”, New York Times:
- I got breast cancer this year, and now avoid products containing parabens.
- third-person plural imperfect preterite indicative of