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PA·BA

 (pä′bə)
n.
A crystalline para form of aminobenzoic acid that is part of the vitamin B complex, sometimes used in sunscreens.

[p(ara)-a(mino)b(enzoic) a(cid).]
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PABA

(ˈpɑːbə)
n acronym for
(Elements & Compounds) para-aminobenzoic acid
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PABA

(ˈpɑ bə)

n.
para-aminobenzoic acid.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.PABA - a metabolic acid found in yeast and liver cells; used to make dyes and drugs and sun blockers
sun blocker, sunblock, sunscreen - a cream spread on the skin; contains a chemical (as PABA) to filter out ultraviolet light and so protect from sunburn
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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Translations

PABA

V. paraaminobenzoic acid.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Para-Amino Benzoic Acid (PABA) is one of such active agent in sunscreen which avoids sunburn and guards people from dangerous consequences of solar rays.
Then 2 grams of para-amino benzoic acid (PABA) in reflex condenser along with 0.2 grams of benzyl per oxide as initiator was added.
This is why we must be careful while choosing the product that must be rich in Para-amino benzoic acid, which helps secrete melanin, responsible from protecting the skin from UAV.