Definition of folate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfəʊleɪt/


A salt or ester of folic acid.
Example sentences
  • Other vitamins that are needed to manufacture red blood cells include folate (folic acid) and vitamin B12.
  • This is due to the role folate plays in methyl donation in the body.
  • Other nutrients that are needed to make red blood cells include iron and folate (folic acid).

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