from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A yellowish-orange compound, C19H19N7O6, of the vitamin B complex group, occurring in green plants, fresh fruit, liver, and yeast. Also called folacin, folate, vitamin Bc.
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- n. A polycyclic heterocyclic carboxylic acid, one of the vitamin B complex, essential for cell growth and reproduction
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- n. a B vitamin that is essential for cell growth and reproduction
Latin folium, leaf; see folium + -ic.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)