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pantothenic acid

pantothenic acid

noun pan·to·then·ic acid \ˌpan-tə-ˈthe-nik-, -ˈthē-\

Definition of PANTOTHENIC ACID

:  a viscous oily acid C9H17NO5 of the vitamin B complex found in all living tissues

Origin of PANTOTHENIC ACID

Greek pantothen from all sides, from pant-, pas all — more at pan-
First Known Use: 1933

pantothenic acid

noun pan·to·then·ic acid \ˌpant-ə-ˌthen-ik-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PANTOTHENIC ACID

:  a viscous oily acid C9H17NO5 that belongs to the vitamin B complex, occurs usually combined (as in coenzyme A) in all living tissues and especially liver, is made synthetically, and is essential for the growth of various animals and microorganisms

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