a water-soluble vitamin that is converted to a coenzyme essential to purine and thymine biosynthesis: deficiency causes a form of anemia.
- Also called folate .
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How to use folic acid in a sentence
The fortification of processed-grain foods like bread and cereal with folic acid has reduced neural-tube defects in newborns by over a third since it became mandatory in 1998.How Clean-Eating Rhetoric Is Shaping the Anti-Vax Movement | abarronian | November 9, 2021 | Outside Online
These may include vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, B-complex vitamins, calcium, folic acid, and phosphorus.Best dog vitamins: Nutrients and supplements to boost your pet’s health | Irena Collaku | June 16, 2021 | Popular-Science
Iron deficiency can cause anemia, as can vitamin B12 or folic acid deficiency.When You Don't Know Where to Turn | Steven J. Bartlett
British Dictionary definitions for folic acid
any of a group of vitamins of the B complex, including pteroylglutamic acid and its derivatives: used in the treatment of megaloblastic anaemia: Also called: folacin
- folate, noun, adjective
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Scientific definitions for folic acid
A water-soluble vitamin belonging to the vitamin B complex that is necessary for the formation of red blood cells and important in embryonic development. It is also the parent compound of coenzymes in various metabolic reactions. Folic acid is found especially in green leafy vegetables, liver, and fresh fruit. Deficiency of folic acid in the diet results in anemia. Chemical formula: C19H19N7O6.
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