aminobenzoic acid

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

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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

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First Known Use of aminobenzoic acid

1895, in the meaning defined above

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“Aminobenzoic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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aminobenzoic acid

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

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