Definition of pteroylglutamic acid in English:

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pteroylglutamic acid

Pronunciation: /ˌterəwəlˌɡlo͞oˌtamik ˈasəd/

noun

Another term for folic acid.
Example sentences
  • Folic acid, also known as folacin and pteroylglutamic acid, is one of the B-complex vitamins that interact with vitamin B12 for the synthesis of DNA, which is important for all cells in the body.
  • The addition of vitamin B12 to the pyridine diet improved the growth of the rats, and the addition of either vitamin B12 or pteroylglutamic acid resulted in increased liver choline oxidase activity.

Derivatives

pteroylglutamate

Pronunciation: /-ˈɡlo͞otəˌmāt/
noun
Example sentences
  • Intestinal transport of pteroylglutamate and amethopterin, a folate antagonist, was further characterized in everted sacs of rat jejunum.
  • Folate and folic acid are the preferred synonyms for pteroylglutamate and pteroylglutamic acid, respectively.

Origin

1940s: the initial element of pteroylglutamic is from Greek pteron 'wing', with reference to insect pigments.

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