citrovorum factor


ci·trov·o·rum factor

noun \sə-ˈträ-və-rəm-\

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

ci·trov·o·rum factor

noun \sə-ˈträv-ə-rəm-\   (Medical Dictionary)

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