folinic acid

noun Biochemistry, Pharmacology.
  1. a crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid, C20H23N7O7, produced by fermentation or derived from folic acid, used in medicine in the treatment of certain anemias.

Origin of folinic acid

First recorded in 1945–50; fol(ic) + -in2 + -ic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

folinic acid in Medicine

folinic acid

  1. A compound that acts as a formyl group carrier in transformylation reactions.citrovorum factor leucovorin
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