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folic

[foh-lik, fol-ik] /ˈfoʊ lɪk, ˈfɒl ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or derived from folic acid.
Origin of folic
< Latin fol(ium) folium + -ic
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adj.

in reference to type of acid, 1941, coined from Latin folium "leaf" (see folio) + -ic. So called for its abundance in green leaves, such as those of spinach.

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