|folic acid (ˈfəʊlɪk, ˈfɒl-, ˈfəʊleɪt)|
|Also called: folacin any of a group of vitamins of the B complex, including pteroylglutamic acid and its derivatives: used in the treatment of megaloblastic anaemia|
|[C20: from Latin folium leaf; so called because it may be obtained from green leaves]|
folate fo·late (fō'lāt')
A salt or ester of folic acid.
See folic acid.