citrovorum factor

noun
ci·trov·o·rum factor | \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

First Known Use of citrovorum factor

1948, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for citrovorum factor

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

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citrovorum factor

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

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