pantothenic acid[pan′tō t̸hen′ik]
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 yellow oily acid, C9H17NO5, belonging to and found widely in plant and animal tissues.
Origin of pantothenic acidFrom Greek pantothen, from all sides : panto-, all (from pās, pant-; see pan–) + -then, adv. suff.
From pantothenic + acid.