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citrovorum factor

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noun ci·trov·o·rum factor \sə-ˈträ-və-rəm-\

Definition of citrovorum factor

  1. :  a metabolically active form of folic acid that has been used in cancer therapy to protect normal cells against methotrexate



Origin of citrovorum factor

New Latin citrovorum, specific epithet of Leuconostoc citrovorum, bacterium that requires this form of folic acid


First Known Use: 1948


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citrovorum factor

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noun ci·trov·o·rum factor \sə-ˈträv-ə-rəm-\

Medical Definition of citrovorum factor




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