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PABA

[pah-buh]
noun
  1. para-aminobenzoic acid.
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Examples from the Web for paba

Historical Examples

  • "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


British Dictionary definitions for paba

PABA

n acronym for
  1. para-aminobenzoic acid
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paba in Medicine

PABA

(päbə)
n.
  1. 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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paba in Science

PABA

[päbə]
  1. 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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