folinic acid

folinic acid

[foh-lin-ik]
noun Biochemistry, Pharmacology.
a crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid, C 20 H 23 N 7 O 7 , produced by fermentation or derived from folic acid, used in medicine in the treatment of certain anemias.

Origin:
1945–50; fol(ic) + -in2 + -ic

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folinic acid fo·lin·ic ac·id (fō-lĭn'ĭk)
n.
A compound that acts as a formyl group carrier in transformylation reactions. Also called citrovorum factor, leucovorin.

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