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folinic acid

[ foh-lin-ik ]

noun

, Biochemistry, Pharmacology.
  1. 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.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of folinic acid1

First recorded in 1945–50; fol(ic) + -in 2 + -ic

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