dihydropteroic acid

[ dī-hī′drō-tə-rōĭk ]

n.

An intermediate formed during the biosynthesis of folic acid; its formation is inhibited by sulfonamides.

Nearby words

  1. dihydro-orotate,
  2. dihydrocodeine,
  3. dihydroergotamine,
  4. dihydrofolic acid,
  5. dihydromorphinone,
  6. dihydrostreptomycin,
  7. dihydrotachysterol,
  8. dihydrotestosterone,
  9. dihydroxy,
  10. dihydroxyacetone


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