pteroic acid

pteroic acid
A constituent of folic acid, containing p-aminobenzoic acid and pteridine linked by a –CH2group between the amino group of the former and C-6 of the latter.

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pte·ro·ic acid tə-.rō-ik- n a crystalline amino acid C14H12N6O3 formed with glutamic acid by hydrolysis of folic acid

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pte·ro·ic ac·id (tə-roґik) a constituent of folic acid consisting of p-aminobenzoic acid linked to a substituted pteridine by a methylene bridge.

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  • pteroic acid — [tə rō′ik] n. 〚ult. < Gr pteron, FEATHER, wing (because found in pigments in butterfly wings) + IC〛 a crystalline acid, C14H12N6O3, which can react with glutamic acid to form folic acid * * * …   Universalium

  • pteroic acid — [tə rō′ik] n. [ult. < Gr pteron, FEATHER, wing (because found in pigments in butterfly wings) + IC] a crystalline acid, C14H12N6O3, which can react with glutamic acid to form folic acid …   English World dictionary

  • pteroic acid — təˈ]rōik , (ˈ)te|] noun Etymology: pteroic from pterin + oic : a crystalline amino acid H2NC6HN4(OH)CH2NHC6H4COOH derived from para aminobenzoic acid and pteridine and formed along with glutamic acid by hydrolysis of folic acid or other… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Folic acid — One of the B vitamins that is a key factor in the synthesis (the making) of nucleic acid (DNA and RNA). A deficiency of folic acid after birth causes a kind of anemia, namely, megaloblastic anemia in which there is a paucity of red blood cells… …   Medical dictionary

  • pteroylglutamic acid — n. = FOLIC ACID. Etymology: pteroic acid + YL + GLUTAMIC (ACID) …   Useful english dictionary

  • pteroyl — ˈtərəwə̇l, ˌwil noun ( s) Etymology: pter (in pteroic acid) + yl : the radical (C13H11N6O)CO− of pteroic acid …   Useful english dictionary

  • rhizopterin — rīˈzäptərə̇n noun ( s) Etymology: rhiz + pterin : a pale yellow crystalline aldehydo amino acid C15H12N6O4 obtained in the fumaric acid fermentation by a black mold (Rhizopus nigricans) that promotes the growth of several streptococci : a formyl… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pteridine — Azinepurine; benzotetrazine; pyrazino[2,3 d]pyrimidine; a two ring heterocyclic compound found as a component of pteroic acid and the pteroylglutamic acids (folic acids, pteropterin, etc.); simple p. derivatives ( e.g., xanthopterin, leucopterin) …   Medical dictionary

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