denoting a B-complex vitamin acid, 1933, from Greek pantothen "from all quarters, on every side," from panto-, comb. form of pantos, genitive of pan "all" (see pan-) + -ic. So called because it was found in so many sources.

Nearby words

  1. pantomimist,
  2. pantomogram,
  3. pantonal,
  4. pantonality,
  5. pantothenate,
  6. pantothenic acid,
  7. pantothere,
  8. pantoum,
  9. pantropic,
  10. pantropical

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper