pantothen

Definitions of pantothen
  1. noun
    a vitamin of the vitamin B complex that performs an important role in the oxidation of fats and carbohydrates and certain amino acids; occurs in many foods
    synonyms: pantothenic acid
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    type of:
    acid
    any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
    B, B complex, B vitamin, B-complex vitamin, vitamin B, vitamin B complex
    originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitamins
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