para-hydroxybenzoic acid


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par·a-hy·drox·y·ben·zo·ic acid

 (păr′ə-hī-drŏk′sē-bĕn-zō′ĭk)
n.
An organic acid, C7H6O3, widely used in the preparation of preservatives.
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