aminobenzoic acid

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a·mi·no·ben·zo·ic acid

 (ə-mē′nō-bĕn-zō′ĭk, ăm′ə-)
Any of three benzoic acid derivatives, C7H7NO2, especially the yellowish para-form, which is part of the vitamin B complex.

aminobenzoic acid

(əˌmaɪnəʊbɛnˈzəʊɪk; -ˌmiː-)
(Elements & Compounds) a derivative of benzoic acid existing in three isomeric forms, the para- form being used in the manufacture of dyes and sunburn preventatives. Formula: NH2C6H4COOH

a•mi′no•ben•zo′ic ac′id

(əˈmi noʊ bɛnˈzoʊ ɪk, ˈæm əˌnoʊ-, əˌmi noʊ-, ˌæm ə noʊ-)
any of three isomers having the formula C7H7NO2, derived from benzoic acid, esp. para-aminobenzoic acid.
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Noun1.aminobenzoic acid - a derivative of benzoic acid
acid - any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
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Ethanol or ethanol containing 5% para aminobenzoic acid (PABA) was applied to pieces of human skin prior to exposure to 30 mJ [cm.
These include naturally occurring molecules such as chiorophylls, porphyrins, phthalocyanines, flavins, thiazine dyes, acridine dyes, anthraquinone dyes, xanthene dyes, hypercin, tetracyclines, sulfanilamides, psoralens, nalidixic acid, coal tar derivatives, chlorpromazines and aminobenzoic acid derivatives, to name but a few.