Definition of para-aminosalicylic in English:

para-aminosalicylic

Pronunciation /ˌparə(r)əˌmiːnə(ʊ)salɪˈsɪlɪk/ /ˌparə(r)əˌmʌɪnə(ʊ)salɪˈsɪlɪk/ /ˌparə(r)ˌamɪnə(ʊ)salɪˈsɪlɪk/

noun

  • "para-aminosalicylic acid", a crystalline compound, 4-amino-2-hydroxybenzoic acid, (HOOC)C₆ H₃ (OH)(NH₂), used as an antibiotic, especially in the treatment of tuberculosis; abbreviated PAS.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in The Lancet.