noun Chemistry, Biochemistry.
part of the folic acid molecule, a white or yellowish, crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid, C7H7NO2, the para isomer of aminobenzoic acid: used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes and pharmaceuticals and in sunscreens to protect against ultraviolet light. Abbreviation: PABA
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- par. aff.,
- para-aminohippuric acid,
- para-aminosalicylic acid,
- para-aortic body,
Origin of para-aminobenzoic acid
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biochem an acid present in yeast and liver: used in the manufacture of dyes and pharmaceuticals. Formula: C 6 H 4 (NH 2)COOH
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