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- noun Folic acid.
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- noun biochemistry, organic chemistry The old name for
folic acid, a polycyclic heterocyclic carboxylic acidof the vitamin B complex, essential for cell growthand reproduction.
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- noun a B vitamin that is essential for cell growth and reproduction
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[ptero(ic acid), an amino acid (pterin, a chemical compound derived from pteridine, a compound first identified in butterflies' wings from Greek pteron, wing; see pet- in Indo-European roots + –oic) + –yl + glutamic acid.]
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