para–aminobenzoic acid

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noun para–ami·no·ben·zo·ic acid \ˌpa-rə-ə-ˌmē-ˌnō-ˌben-ˈzō-ik-, ˌpa-rə-ˌa-mə-(ˌ)nō-\

Definition of para–aminobenzoic acid

  1. :  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 and Etymology of para–aminobenzoic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1904


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para–aminobenzoic acid

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noun para–ami·no·ben·zo·ic acid \ˈpar-ə-ə-ˌmē-nō-ˌben-ˌzō-ik-, ˈpar-ə-ˌam-ə-(ˌ)nō-\

Medical Definition of para–aminobenzoic acid

  1. :  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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