[ pan-tuh-then-ik, pan- ]
/ ˈpæn təˈθɛn ɪk, ˌpæn- /
a hydroxy acid, C9H17O5N, found in plant and animal tissues, rice, bran, etc., that is part of the B complex of vitamins and is essential for cell growth.
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British Dictionary definitions for pantothenic acid
/ (ˌpæntəˈθɛnɪk) /
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: C 9 H 17 NO 5
Word Origin for pantothenic acid
C20: from Greek pantothen from every side
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Medicine definitions for pantothenic acid
[ păn′tə-thĕn′ĭk ]
An oily acid that is widely found in plant and animal tissues, is a component of CoA and a part of the vitamin B2 complex, and functions as a growth factor.
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Science definitions for pantothenic acid
[ păn′tə-thĕn′ĭk ]
A water-soluble organic acid belonging to the vitamin B complex that is an essential component of coenzyme A. It is a derivative of the amino acid alanine, and it is important in the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates. Pantothenic acid is found in all animal and plant cells, but it is particularly abundant in liver, rice bran, molasses, and many vegetables. Chemical formula: C9H17NO5.
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