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

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Origin and Etymology of pantothenic acid

Greek pantothen from all sides, from pant-, pas all — more at pan-


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pantothenic acid

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

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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