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[foh-lik, fol-ik] /ˈfoʊ lɪk, ˈfɒl ɪk/

of or derived from .

in reference to type of acid, 1941, coined from Latin folium “leaf” (see folio) + -ic. So called for its abundance in green leaves, such as those of spinach.


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