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pteroylglutamic acid

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Folic acid.

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  • noun biochemistry, organic chemistry The old name for folic acid, a polycyclic heterocyclic carboxylic acid of the vitamin B complex, essential for cell growth and reproduction.

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  • noun a B vitamin that is essential for cell growth and reproduction

Etymologies

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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