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PABA

[pah-buh] /ˈpɑ bə/
noun
1.
para-aminobenzoic acid.
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  • "There is no other, this is the last," answered the PABA sadly.

    The Stories of El Dorado

    Frona Eunice Wait
  • They were not to be attributed to the PABA: works so wondrous could not have been done in one lifetime.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • I never saw him before; nor, until I told the story to the tzin, did I know the PABA.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • Your slave, O king, is not learned as a PABA, and therefore believed him.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • Not yet was she to see a human being other than the PABA,—not even the great king.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • The PABA, meantime, had been holding one of her hands, and gazing intently in her face.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • And she looked to the corner of the chamber where Orteguilla had carried the body of the PABA.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • Much study would most of us have required to know what was essential to the purpose; not so the PABA.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • The PABA arose from his stooping, and upon the tzin flashed the old magnetic flame.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • As Ixtli truly said, such discovery would end in the PABA's being slain by his befooled people.

    The Lost City Joseph E. Badger, Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for PABA

PABA

/ˈpɑːbə/
noun acronym
1.
para-aminobenzoic acid
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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PABA in Medicine

PABA (pä'bə)
n.
Para-aminobenzoic acid; a crystalline para form of aminobenzoic acid that is part of the vitamin B complex, is required by many organisms for the formation of folic acids, and is widely used in sunscreens to absorb ultraviolet light. Also called vitamin Bx.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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PABA in Science
PABA
  (pä'bə)   
Short for para-aminobenzoic acid. A crystalline form of aminobenzoic acid that is part of the vitamin B complex. It is a growth factor required by some microorganisms, and it is often used in sunscreens.
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