PABA

[pah-buh]
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noun

para-aminobenzoic acid.

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Examples from the Web for paba

Historical Examples of paba

  • "There is no other, this is the last," answered the Paba sadly.

    The Stories of El Dorado

    Frona Eunice Wait

  • I never saw him before; nor, until I told the story to the tzin, did I know the paba.

    The Fair God

    Lew Wallace

  • 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

  • Your slave, O king, is not learned as a paba, and therefore believed him.

    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


British Dictionary definitions for paba

PABA

n acronym for

para-aminobenzoic acid
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paba in Medicine

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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paba in Science

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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