Pteroylglutamic Acid Definition

Folic acid.
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Origin of Pteroylglutamic Acid

  • ptero(ic acid) an amino acid (pterin a chemical compound derived from pteridine, a compound first identified in butterflies' wings) (from Greek pteron wing pet- in Indo-European roots) (–oic) –yl glutamic acid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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