aminobenzoic acid

aminobenzoic acid

[uh-mee-noh-ben-zoh-ik, am-uh-noh-, uh-mee-noh-, am-uh-noh-]
noun Chemistry.
any of three isomers having the formula C 7 H 7 NO 2 , derived from benzoic acid, especially the para isomer, para-aminobenzoic acid.

Origin:
1900–05; amino- + benzoic acid

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aminobenzoic acid (əˌmaɪnəʊbɛnˈzəʊɪk, -ˌmiː-)
 
n
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

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aminobenzoic acid a·mi·no·ben·zo·ic acid (ə-mē'nō-běn-zō'ĭk, ām'ə-nō-)
n.
Any of three benzoic acid derivatives, especially the yellowish para form, which is part of the vitamin B complex.

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aminobenzoic acid   (ə-mē'nō-běn-zō'ĭk, ām'ə-)  Pronunciation Key 
Any of three organic acids consisting of benzoic acid with an amino group (NH2) attached, especially PABA. Chemical formula: C7H7NO2.
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aminobenzoic acid

a vitamin-like substance and a growth factor required by several types of microorganisms. In bacteria, PABA is used in the synthesis of the vitamin folic acid. The drug sulfanilamide is effective in treating some bacterial diseases because it prevents the bacterial utilization of PABA in the synthesis of folic acid.

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