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[foh-leyt] /ˈfoʊ leɪt/
noun, Biochemistry
a salt or ester of folic acid. Unabridged
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  • Health-conscious consumers have always known that spinach is a good source of many important nutrients, including iron and folate.
  • One crucial ingredient is a nutrient called folate, found in many foods.
  • There are other forms of folate that are better, and some are in supplement form.
  • folate-deficiency anemia is a decrease in red blood cells due to a lack of folate.
  • folate also controls levels of an amino acid that may be linked to heart disease.
  • For example, scientists think that malnourished mothers may not get enough folate in their diet.
  • Take a prenatal or multivitamin containing folate before and during pregnancy.
folate in Medicine

folate fo·late (fō'lāt')

  1. A salt or ester of folic acid.

  2. See folic acid.

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