para-aminobenzoic acid

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

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

First Known Use of para-aminobenzoic acid

1904, in the meaning defined above

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para-aminobenzoic acid

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 

: 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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