folate
noun Date: 1951 folic acid

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • folate — noun A salt or ester of folic acid, especially one present in the vitamin B complex …   Wiktionary

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  • folate — fo·late …   English syllables

  • folate — /ˈfoʊleɪt/ (say fohlayt) noun a vitamin found in many fruits and vegetables in the form of folic acid, which is essential for the formation of red blood cells. {fol(ic acid) + ate2} …   Australian English dictionary

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