Definition of pantothenic acid in English:

pantothenic acid

Line breaks: panto|then¦ic acid
Pronunciation: /ˌpantəˈθɛnɪk
 
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noun

[mass noun] Biochemistry
A vitamin of the B complex, found in rice, bran, and many other foods, and essential for the oxidation of fats and carbohydrates.
More 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.

Origin

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

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