Definition of pantoic acid in English:

pantoic acid

noun

Biochemistry
  • A crystalline carboxylic acid of which pantothenic acid is a derivative; 2,4-dihydroxy-3,3-dimethylbutanoic acid, HOCH₂·C(CH₃)₂·CH(OH)·COOH.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Journal of Biological Chemistry.