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