a B vitamin, the natural form of folic acid, that is needed to produce and maintain new cells, found in spinach, beans, citrus fruits, etc.
Origin of folatefol(ic acid) + -ate
- A salt or ester of folic acid.
- See folic acid.
Origin of folatefol(ic acid) + –ate2.
- foetal, fœtal, of late
From folic acid