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[pah-buh] /ˈpɑ bə/
para-aminobenzoic acid. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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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


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

PABA (pä'bə)
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
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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