Definition of citrovorum factor
: 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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