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folinic acid

[foh-lin-ik] /foʊˈlɪn ɪk/
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 of folinic acid
1945-50; fol(ic) + -in2 + -ic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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folinic-acid in Medicine

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

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