folic acid
vitamin Bc vitamin Bc n. a B vitamin that is essential for cell growth and reproduction. Also called {folic acid}

Syn: vitamin M, folic acid, folacin, pteroylglutamic acid, pteroylmonoglutamic acid. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • folic acid — folic acid. См. фолиевая кислота. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • folic acid — ► NOUN ▪ a vitamin of the B complex found especially in leafy green vegetables, liver, and kidney. DERIVATIVES folate noun. ORIGIN from Latin folium leaf …   English terms dictionary

  • folic acid — [fō′lik] n. [< L folium, a leaf (see FOLIATE) + IC] a crystalline substance, C19H19N7O6, found in green leaves and in certain other plant and animal tissues, exhibiting vitamin B activity: used in medicine, esp. for treating certain anemias …   English World dictionary

  • Folic acid — One of the B vitamins that is a key factor in the synthesis (the making) of nucleic acid (DNA and RNA). A deficiency of folic acid after birth causes a kind of anemia, namely, megaloblastic anemia in which there is a paucity of red blood cells… …   Medical dictionary

  • folic acid — Biochem. a water soluble vitamin that is converted to a coenzyme essential to purine and thymine biosynthesis: deficiency causes a form of anemia. [1940 45] * * * or folate Organic compound essential to animal growth and health and needed by… …   Universalium

  • folic acid — pteroylglutamic acid a B vitamin that is important in the synthesis of nucleic acids. The metabolic role of folic acid is interdependent with that of vitamin B 12 (both are required by rapidly dividing cells) and a deficiency of one may lead to… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • folic acid — n. a vitamin of the B complex, found in leafy green vegetables, liver, and kidney, a deficiency of which causes pernicious anaemia. Also called FOLACIN or PTEROYLGLUTAMIC ACID. Etymology: L folium leaf (because found esp. in green leaves) + IC *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • folic acid — [[t]foʊlɪkæ̱sɪd[/t]] N UNCOUNT Folic acid is one of the B group of vitamins. It is found in green vegetables and fruit …   English dictionary

  • folic acid — folio rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė C₁₉H₁₉N₇O₆ atitikmenys: angl. folic acid; vitamin B₉; vitamin B rus. витамин B₉; витамин B; фолиевая кислота ryšiai: sinonimas – N {4 [(2 amino 4 hidroksi 6… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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