Definition of folic acid noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


folic acid

BrE BrE//ˌfɒlɪk ˈæsɪd//
, BrE//ˌfəʊlɪk ˈæsɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfoʊlɪk ˈæsɪd//
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a vitamin found in green vegetables, liver and kidney, needed by the body for the production of red blood cells Word Origin1940s: folic from Latin folium ‘leaf’ + -ic.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: folic acid