para-aminobenzoic acid


para–ami·no·ben·zo·ic acid

noun \ˌpa-rə-ə-ˌmē-ˌnō-ˌben-ˈzō-ik-, ˌpa-rə-ˌa-mə-(ˌ)nō-\

Definition of PARA-AMINOBENZOIC ACID

:  a colorless para-substituted aminobenzoic acid that is a growth factor of the vitamin B complex and is used as a sunscreen —called also PABA

Origin of PARA-AMINOBENZOIC ACID

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1906

para–ami·no·ben·zo·ic acid

noun \ˈpar-ə-ə-ˌmē-nō-ˌben-ˌzō-ik-, ˈpar-ə-ˌam-ə-(ˌ)nō-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PARA–AMINOBENZOIC ACID

: a colorless para-substituted aminobenzoic acid that is a growth factor of the vitamin B complex and is used as a sunscreen—called also PABA

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