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pantothenic acid

Definition:

a vitamin of the vitamin B complex that performs an important role in the oxidation of fats, carbohydrates, and certain amino acids; occurs in many foods

Class:

substance noun (substance and materials)

Plural:

pantothenic acids

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

C9H17NO5 [chemical formula] | pantothen

Etymology:

From Greek pantothen, from all sides: panto-, all (from pās, pant-; see "pan-")...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Pantothenic acid | pantothenate | vitamin B5 | C9H17NO5 [chemical formula]

a water-soluble vitamin discovered by Roger J. Williams in 1919. For many animals, pantothenic acid is an essential nutrient. Animals require pantothenic acid to synthesize coenzyme-A, as well as to synthesize and metabolize proteins, carbohydrates,... (35 of 3059 words)

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Collins Dictionary:

pantothenic acid | C9H17NO5 [chemical formula]

an oily acid that is a vitamin of the B complex: occurs widely in animal and vegetable foods and is essential for cell growth. (24 of 266 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/pantothenic-acid

Britannica Encyclopedia:

pantothenic acid [chemical compound]

water-soluble vitamin essential in animal metabolism. Pantothenic acid, a growth-promoting substance for yeast and certain bacteria, appears to be ... (19 of 194 words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

pantothenic acid | pantothenate [derived]

Syllabification: (pan·to·then·ic ac·id) | [biochemistry] | a vitamin of the B complex, found in rice, bran, and many other foods, and essential for ... (21 of 67 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

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pantothenic acid [biochemistry]

a vitamin of the B complex, found in rice, bran, and many other foods, and essential for the oxidation of fats and carbohydrates (23 of 61 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/pantothenic-acid

New World Dictionary:

pantothenic acid | C9H17NO5 [chemical formula]

a yellow, viscous oil, ..., a member of the vitamin B complex, widely distributed in animal and plant tissues and prepared synthetically: thought to ... (24 of 50 words, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

pantothenic acid | C9H17NO5 [chemical formula]

a viscous oily acid .. of the vitamin B complex found in all living tissues (15 of 48 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/pantothenic acid

American Heritage Dictionary:

pantothenic acid | C9H17NO5 [chemical formula]

A yellow oily acid, ..., belonging to and found widely in plant and animal tissues. (15 of 38 words, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

pantothenic acid [biochemistry] | C9H17O5[chemical formula]

a hydroxy acid found in plant and animal tissues, rice, bran, etc., that is part of the B complex of vitamins and is essential for cell growth. (27 of 35 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/pantothenic-acid

Wiktionary:

pantothenic acid [biochemistry] | vitamin B5 [synonym]

A water-soluble antioxidant vitamin needed for the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins; it's found in cereals, legumes, meat and other foods. (22 of 25 words)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

pantothenic acid

see coenzyme; vitamin. (3 of 8 words, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

acid [adjective]

very sour | containing acid or consisting of an acid | an acid remark or acid humour shows criticism in a way that is clever but cruel (25 of 58 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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acid | acids [plural]

[countable/uncountable, chemistry] a chemical substance with a ph value (=a measure used in chemistry) of less than 7 | [uncountable, informal] the ... (21 of 52 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

acid [entry 1]

any of various usually liquid substances which can react chemically with and sometimes dissolve other materials (16 of 30 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/acid 1

acid [entry 2, slang]

LSD (an illegal drug which makes people see things that do not exist) (13 of 24 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/acid 2

acid [entry 3] | acidic

containing acid, or having similar qualities to an acid (9 of 21 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/acid 3

acid [entry 4]

describes a remark or way of speaking that is cruel or criticizes something in an unkind way (17 of 32 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/acid 4

Encarta Dictionary:

pantothenic acid

a B complex vitamin that is present in many foods and is essential for growth (15 of 41 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861723536​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

pantothenic acid

Origin: From Greek pantothen, from all sides: panto-, all (from pās, pant-; see "pan-") + -then, adverb suffix

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Oxford Dictionary:

pantothenic acid

First use: 1930s

Origin: pantothenic from Greek pantothen "from every side" (with allusion to its widespread occurrence.)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/pantothenic-acid

pantothenic acid [biochemistry]

First use: 1930s

Origin: pantothenic from Greek pantothen "from every side" (with allusion to its widespread occurrence)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/pantothenic-acid

New World Dictionary:

pantothenic acid

Origin: Greek pantothen, from every side from pantos (see "panto-") + "-ic"

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Merriam-Webster:

pantothenic acid

First use: 1933

Origin: Greek pantothen from all sides, from pant-, pas all

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Collins Dictionary:

pantothenic acid

First use: 20th century

Origin: from Greek pantothen from every side

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/pantothenic-acid

Wiktionary:

pantothenic acid [biochemistry]

Origin: pantothenic + acid.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/pantothenic acid

acid | acids [plural]

Origin: French acide, from Latin acidus ("sour, acid"), from aceō ("I am sour").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/acid

Encarta Dictionary:

pantothenic acid

Origin: Greek pantothen "from every side"; because widely found

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861723536​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

pantothenic acid

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the Free Dictionary:

pantothenic acid

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pantothen

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Google Dictionary:

pantothenic acid

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

pantothenic acid

Audio: North American pronunciation of "pantothenic acid"

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YourDictionary Audio:

pantothenic acid

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