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PABA

 Dictionary entry overview: What does PABA mean? 

PABA (noun)
  The noun PABA has 1 sense:

1. a metabolic acid found in yeast and liver cells; used to make dyes and drugs and sun blockers

  Familiarity information: PABA used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PABA (noun)


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Meaning:

A metabolic acid found in yeast and liver cells; used to make dyes and drugs and sun blockers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

PABA; para aminobenzoic acid

Hypernyms ("PABA" is a kind of...):

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)

Holonyms ("PABA" is a substance of...):

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)


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