pantothenic acidpan·to·then·ic acid
a yellow, viscous oil, CHNO, a member of the vitamin B complex, widely distributed in animal and plant tissues and prepared synthetically: thought to be essential for cell growth and used in treating certain anemias
Origin of pantothenic acidClassical Greek pantothen, from every side from pantos (see panto-) + -ic
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 .
Origin of pantothenic acidFrom Greek pantothen from all sides panto- all ( from pās pant-; see pan- . ) -then adverb suffix