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folic acidnoun [U]

uk   /ˌfəʊ.lɪkˈæs.ɪd/  us   /ˌfoʊ-/
a vitamin, ​found in the ​leaves of ​plants and in liver, that is ​needed by the ​body for the ​production of ​redbloodcells
(Definition of folic acid from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Traditional) 葉酸…
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