para-aminobenzoic acid

noun
para-ami·​no·​ben·​zo·​ic acid | \ ˌper-ə-ə-ˌmē-ˌnō-ˌben-ˈzō-ik- How to pronounce para-aminobenzoic acid (audio) , 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/para-aminobenzoic%20acid. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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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- How to pronounce para-aminobenzoic acid (audio) \

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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