pteroylglutamic acid


pter·​o·​yl·​glu·​tam·​ic acid ˌter-ə-ˌwil-glü-ˈta-mik- How to pronounce pteroylglutamic acid (audio)

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary pteroyl, the radical (C13H11N6O)CO + glutamic acid

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pteroylglutamic acid was in 1943

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“Pteroylglutamic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

pteroylglutamic acid

pter·​o·​yl·​glu·​tam·​ic acid ˌter-ə-ˌwil-glü-ˌtam-ik- How to pronounce pteroylglutamic acid (audio)
: folic acid
abbreviation PGA

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