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PABA

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noun

para-aminobenzoic acid.

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British Dictionary definitions for PABA

PABA
/ (ˈpɑːbə) /

n acronym for

para-aminobenzoic acid
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Medical definitions for PABA

PABA
[ päbə ]

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.vitamin Bx
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Scientific definitions for PABA

PABA
[ päbə ]

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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