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PABA

[pah-buh] /ˈpɑ bə/
noun
1.
para-aminobenzoic acid.
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  • Not yet was she to see a human being other than the PABA,—not even the great king.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • "There is no other, this is the last," answered the PABA sadly.

    The Stories of El Dorado Frona Eunice Wait
  • If the wise master will listen to the words of his slave, he will not again curse the PABA, but make him a friend.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • I never saw him before; nor, until I told the story to the tzin, did I know the PABA.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • Her occupation was a round of gentle ministrations to the PABA.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • Your slave, O king, is not learned as a PABA, and therefore believed him.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • Few are the friends left the PABA, now that his religion and god are mocked; but the tzin is faithful.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • The PABA, meantime, had been holding one of her hands, and gazing intently in her face.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • Much study would most of us have required to know what was essential to the purpose; not so the PABA.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • And she looked to the corner of the chamber where Orteguilla had carried the body of the PABA.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for PABA

PABA

/ˈpɑːbə/
noun acronym
1.
para-aminobenzoic acid
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PABA in Medicine

PABA (pä'bə)
n.
Para-aminobenzoic acid; a crystalline para form of aminobenzoic acid that is part of the vitamin B complex, is required by many organisms for the formation of folic acids, and is widely used in sunscreens to absorb ultraviolet light. Also called vitamin Bx.

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PABA in Science
PABA
  (pä'bə)   
Short for para-aminobenzoic acid. A crystalline form of aminobenzoic acid that is part of the vitamin B complex. It is a growth factor required by some microorganisms, and it is often used in sunscreens.
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Related Abbreviations for PABA

PABA

para-aminobenzoic acid
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