aminobenzoic acid

noun

ami·​no·​ben·​zo·​ic acid ə-ˌmē-nō-ben-ˈzō-ik- How to pronounce aminobenzoic acid (audio)
: any of three crystalline derivatives C7H7NO2 of benzoic acid
especially : para-aminobenzoic acid

Examples of aminobenzoic acid in a Sentence

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First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of aminobenzoic acid was in 1895

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“Aminobenzoic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aminobenzoic%20acid. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

aminobenzoic acid

noun
ami·​no·​ben·​zo·​ic acid ə-ˌmē-nō-ben-ˌzō-ik- How to pronounce aminobenzoic acid (audio)
: any of three crystalline derivatives C7H7NO2 of benzoic acid: as

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