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Meaning of "folic acid" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FOLIC ACID

From Latin folium leaf; so called because it may be obtained from green leaves.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FOLIC ACID

folic acid  [ˈfəʊlɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FOLIC ACID

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conjunction
determiner
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Folic acid is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FOLIC ACID MEAN IN ENGLISH?

folic acid

Folic acid

Folic acid (also known as vitamin Ф, vitamin M, vitamin B9, vitamin Bc (or folacin), pteroyl-L-glutamic acid, and pteroyl-L-glutamate) is a form of the water-soluble vitamin B9. Folate is a naturally occurring form of the vitamin, found in food, while folic acid is synthetically produced, and used in fortified foods and supplements. Folic acid is itself not biologically active, but its biological importance is due to tetrahydrofolate and other derivatives after its conversion to dihydrofolic acid in the liver. Vitamin B9 (folate converted from folic acid) is essential for numerous bodily functions. Humans cannot synthesize folate de novo; therefore, folate has to be supplied through the diet to meet their daily requirements. The human body needs folate to synthesize DNA, repair DNA, and methylate DNA as well as to act as a cofactor in certain biological reactions. It is especially important in aiding rapid cell division and growth, such as in infancy and pregnancy. Children and adults both require folate to produce healthy red blood cells and prevent anemia.

Definition of folic acid in the English dictionary

The definition of folic acid in the dictionary is any of a group of vitamins of the B complex, including pteroylglutamic acid and its derivatives: used in the treatment of megaloblastic anaemia Also called: folacin.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FOLIC ACID


acrylic
əˈkrɪlɪk
alcoholic
ˌælkəˈhɒlɪk
alec
ˈælɪk
catholic
ˈkæθəlɪk
click
klɪk
flick
flɪk
garlic
ˈɡɑːlɪk
hydraulic
haɪˈdrɒlɪk
italic
ɪˈtælɪk
klick
klɪk
lick
lɪk
malik
ˈmælɪk
metabolic
ˌmetəˈbɒlɪk
metallic
mɪˈtælɪk
public
ˈpʌblɪk
republic
rɪˈpʌblɪk
right-click
ˌraɪtˈklɪk
slick
slɪk
somnambulic
sɒmˈnæmbjʊlɪk
symbolic
sɪmˈbɒlɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FOLIC ACID

folia
foliaceous
foliage
foliaged
foliar
foliar feed
foliate
foliated
foliation
foliature
folie
folie de grandeur
folio
foliolate
foliole
foliolose
foliose
folious
folium
folk

WORDS THAT END LIKE FOLIC ACID

acetic acid
acid
adipic acid
amino acid
ascorbic acid
carboxylic acid
citric acid
essential amino acid
fatty acid
gamma-aminobutyric acid
hyaluronic acid
hydrochloric acid
hydroxy acid
lactic acid
lysergic acid
nonessential amino acid
nucleic acid
omega-3 fatty acid
sulfuric acid
trichloroacetic acid
uric acid

Synonyms and antonyms of folic acid in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «folic acid» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FOLIC ACID

Find out the translation of folic acid to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of folic acid from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «folic acid» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

叶酸
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ácido fólico
570 millions of speakers

English

folic acid
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

फोलिक एसिड
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

حمض الفوليك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

фолиевая кислота
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ácido fólico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফলিক এসিড
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

acide folique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

asid folik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Folsäure
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

葉酸
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

엽산
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Asam folat
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

axit folic
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஃபோலிக் அமிலம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फॉलिक आम्ल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

folik asit
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

acido folico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kwas foliowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

фолієва кислота
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

acid folic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φολικό οξύ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

foliensuur
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

folsyra
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

folsyre
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of folic acid

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FOLIC ACID»

The term «folic acid» is quite widely used and occupies the 33.169 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FOLIC ACID» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about folic acid

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FOLIC ACID»

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Folic Acid and the Amazing B Vitamins: A Question-And-Answer ...
Written with an accessible style and format, this comprehensive health guide covers childbirth, major diseases, arthritis relief, diet, vitamins, supplements, and much, much more.
Glenn S. Rothfeld, Suzanne LeVert, 2000
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Folic Acid and Folates
Others interested in the structure and function of biologically active molecules like hormones and vitamins will, as always, turn to this series for comprehensive reviews by leading contributors to this and related disciplines. *Includes ...
Gerald Litwack, 2008
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Folic acid and the prevention of disease
Folic Acid and the Prevention of Disease
Great Britain. Committee on Medical Aspects of Food and Nutrition Policy, 2000
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Vitamins In Foods: Analysis, Bioavailability, and Stability
Commercially available folic acid contains on average 8.0-8.5% of water of hydration, which can be removed at 140 C under vacuum to give a hygroscopic product [3]. The free acid is practically insoluble in cold water and sparingly soluble in ...
George F.M. Ball, 2005
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Folate in Health and Disease, Second Edition
However, there is no advantage to administration of moderate doses of supplemental folic acid more often than once per day. Hao et al. [24] showed that blood folate and plasma total Hcy responses were similar for the same daily amount of ...
Lynn B. Bailey, 2009
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Herb, Nutrient, and Drug Interactions: Clinical Implications ...
Nutrient Name: Folic acid; folate, folinic acid. Synonyms: Folacin; folate triglutamate, folicin, pteroyltriglutamate, pteroylglutamic acid, vitamin B9, vitamin Bc, vitamin M; 5-formyltetrahydrofolate (5-FTHF), 5- methyltetrahydrofolate (5- MTHF), 6(S) ...
Mitchell Bebel Stargrove, Jonathan Treasure, Dwight L. McKee, 2008
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Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation: A Reference Guide to Fetal ...
Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 1985;20:153–8. 12. Chanarin I, Rothman D, Ward A, Perry J. Folate status and requirement in pregnancy. Br Med J 1968;2: 390–4. 13. Ball EW, Giles C. Folic acid and vitamin B12 levels in pregnancy and their ...
Gerald G. Briggs, Roger K. Freeman, Sumner J. Yaffe, 2011
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Worst Pills, Best Pills: A Consumer's Guide to Avoiding ...
SUPPLEMENT PROFILES Vitamins Folic Acid Folic Acid (foe lik a sid) (folate) ( foe late) B6 (pyridoxine) (pir i doksin), and B12 (cyanocobalamin) (sye anoh koe bala min) FOLTX(Pamlab) GENERIC: available FAMILY: Vitamin Supplements ...
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The Effects of Folic Acid on Endosymbionts, Growth, and ...
D. melanogaster requires 3 ug/mL dietary folic acid for proper development, as judged by larval development time, pupation rate, and adult emergence rates (40 ,65). Lack of sufficient folate in D. melanogaster can also lead to the production of  ...
Sydella Blatch, 2008
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Herbs and Nutrients for the Mind: A Guide to Natural Brain ...
Folic acid, one of the B vitamins (rarely known as vitamin B-9), is intimately linked to proper brain functioning, especially in the areas of mania and depression. Several studies linking suboptimal folate levels and manic as well as depressive  ...
Chris D. Meletis, Jason E. Barker, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FOLIC ACID»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term folic acid is used in the context of the following news items.
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Does sweet corn have nutritional value? - The Poughkeepsie Journal
Finally, corn is rich in folic acid, and, “Folate-rich diets have been associated with decreased risk of cardiovascular disease by working in ... «Poughkeepsie Journal, Jul 15»
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Health: Nutrients to reduce heart disease risk - New Zealand Herald
With our antioxidants in place we need to ensure optimum levels of B vitamins especially B6, folic acid and B12. Homocysteine is a radical ... «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»
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Despite high incidence, anaemia awareness levels remain low - The …
There are programmes in the State to deal with anaemia, where women and adolescents are given iron and folic acid supplements to help ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
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Editorial: America's Cookie | Valley News
... its success: “unbleached enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), folic acid, ... «Valley News, Jul 15»
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Put the kettle on for charity | Nursery World
... in pregnancy, testing the early rubella vaccine and discovering the importance of taking folic acid during pregnancy to prevent spina bifida. «Nursery World, Jul 15»
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Study Shows Folic Acid Can Reduce Risk of Stroke
... reports a new study that found people with high blood pressure who took folic acid along with standard blood pressure medication were 21 ... «PR Web, Jul 15»
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Diet Detective: Does sweet corn have nutritional value?
Finally, corn is rich in folic acid. "Folate-rich diets have been associated with decreased risk of cardiovascular disease by working in ... «Reno Gazette Journal, Jul 15»
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Expert Touts Folic Acid for Prevention of Birth Defects
"The benefits of folic acid and the risks of not having enough folic acid have to do with birth defects, specifically a class of birth defects called ... «Latin Post, Jul 15»
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McCannBlue Bags DBS and Folic Acid Campaign
From left to right: Looking happy at BlueHQ are David O'Brien from Initiative; Jessica Mitton Head of Client Services at McCannBlue; Eimear Kearney Marketing ... «AdWorld, Jul 15»
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Folic Acid Antagonists – Pipeline Insights, 2015: Research Report …
The Report Folic Acid Antagonists – Pipeline Insights, 2015 provides information on pricing, market analysis, shares, forecast, and company ... «Medgadget.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Folic acid [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/folic-acid>. Jul 2020 ».
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