Meaning of pentoic in English:

pentoic

Pronunciation /pɛnˈtəʊɪk/

adjective

rare Chemistry
  • Denoting saturated fatty acids containing five carbon atoms in the molecule. Compare "pentanoic", "valeric".

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Watts (1815–1884), chemist. From penta- + -oic.