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pantothenic acid Syllabification: pan·to·then·ic ac·id
Pronunciation: /ˌpan(t)əˌTHenik ˈasəd/

Definition of pantothenic acid in English:


A vitamin of the B complex, found in rice, bran, and many other foods, and essential for the oxidation of fats and carbohydrates.
Example sentences
  • The B vitamins consist of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine, folic acid, pantothenic acid, biotin, and cobalamin.
  • Mushrooms have significant amounts of three B-complex vitamins - riboflavin, niacin, and pantothenic acid - particularly riboflavin.
  • Vitamins C, B, folate, pantothenic acid and biotin are easily passed by the body and so need to be included in the daily diet.


Pronunciation: /panˈtäTHənāt/
Example sentences
  • D-Pantothenate is synthesized via four enzymes from ketoisovalerate.
  • Pantothenic acid comes in two forms: calcium pantothenate and pantethine.


1930s: pantothenic from Greek pantothen 'from every side' (with allusion to its widespread occurrence.).

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