[foh-lik, fol-ik]
of or derived from folic acid.

< Latin fol(ium) folium + -ic Unabridged
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Word Origin & History

in ref. to type of acid, 1941, coined from L. folium "leaf" (see folio); so called for its abundance in green leaves, such as those of spinach.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Example sentences
Folate, also called folic acid, is necessary for red blood cell formation and
They should take folic acid in addition to multivitamins and iron.
Folic acid, iron replacement, and corticosteroids may be used.
Many of these side effects are due to folic acid deficiency.
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