noun[mass noun] Biochemistry
A vitamin of the B complex found especially in leafy green vegetables, liver, and kidney. Also called pteroylglutamic acid, vitamin M.
- Dietary sources of folic acid include green leafy vegetables, breakfast cereals and bread.
- In people with vitamin B - 12 deficiency, giving folic acid does much more than mask any anaemia.
- When stored in the liver or ingested folic acid exists in a polyglutamate form.
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