aminobenzoic acid

noun
ami·​no·​ben·​zo·​ic acid | \ ə-ˌmē-nō-ben-ˈzō-ik- How to pronounce aminobenzoic acid (audio) \

Definition of aminobenzoic acid

: any of three crystalline derivatives C7H7NO2 of benzoic acid especially : para-aminobenzoic acid

Examples of aminobenzoic acid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two of the organic chemical compounds — aminobenzoic acid (PABA) and trolamine salicylate — are proposed as not safe and effective for sunscreen use. Washington Post, 28 Sep. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'aminobenzoic acid.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of aminobenzoic acid

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aminobenzoic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About aminobenzoic acid

Time Traveler for aminobenzoic acid

Time Traveler

The first known use of aminobenzoic acid was in 1895

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near aminobenzoic acid

aminoazotoluene

aminobenzoic acid

aminomethylation

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for aminobenzoic acid

Last Updated

4 Oct 2021

Cite this Entry

“Aminobenzoic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aminobenzoic%20acid. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon
Seen & Heard
People are talking about

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for aminobenzoic acid

aminobenzoic acid

noun
ami·​no·​ben·​zo·​ic acid | \ ə-ˌmē-nō-ben-ˌzō-ik- How to pronounce aminobenzoic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of aminobenzoic acid

: any of three crystalline derivatives C7H7NO2 of benzoic acid: as

More from Merriam-Webster on aminobenzoic acid

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about aminobenzoic acid

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!