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pan·to·then·ic acid

 (păn′tə-thĕn′ĭk)
n.
A water-soluble oily acid, C9H17NO5, that belongs to the vitamin B complex group, is essential to metabolism as a component of coenzyme A, and is found in a wide variety of foods. Also called vitamin B5.

[From Greek pantothen, from all sides : panto-, all (from pās, pant-; see pan-) + -then, adverb suffix.]

pantothenic acid

(ˌpæntəˈθɛnɪk)
n
(Elements & Compounds) an oily acid that is a vitamin of the B complex: occurs widely in animal and vegetable foods and is essential for cell growth. Formula: C9H17NO5
[C20: from Greek pantothen from every side]

pan′to•then′ic ac′id

(ˈpæn təˈθɛn ɪk, ˌpæn-)
n.
a hydroxy acid, C9H17O5N, that is a component of the vitamin B complex, abundant in liver, yeast, and bran.
[1930–35; < Greek pántothen from all quarters (panto- panto- + -then suffix of motion from) + -ic]

pan·to·then·ic acid

(păn′tə-thĕn′ĭk)
A vitamin belonging to the vitamin B complex that is important in the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates. It is found in liver, yeast, and many vegetables.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pantothenic acid - a vitamin of the vitamin B complex that performs an important role in the oxidation of fats and carbohydrates and certain amino acids; occurs in many foods
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
B complex, B vitamin, B-complex vitamin, vitamin B, vitamin B complex, B - originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitamins