pan·to·then·ic acid (păn′tə-thĕnĭk)
A water-soluble oily acid, C9H17NO5, that belongs to the vitamin B complex group, is essential to metabolism as a component of coenzyme A, and is found in a wide variety of foods. Also called vitamin B5.
[From Greek pantothen, from all sides : panto-, all (from pās, pant-; see PAN-) + -then, adverb suffix.]
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