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pantothenic acid

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

Definition of pantothenic acid

  1. :  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


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pantothenic acid

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noun pan·to·then·ic acid \ˌpant-ə-ˌthen-ik-\

Medical Definition of pantothenic acid

  1. :  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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