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Definition of "folate" []

  • A salt or ester of folic acid. (noun)
  • See folic acid. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "folate" in a sentence
  • "Parsnips -- High in folate and vitamin C. Parsnip soups and mash are fantabulous!"
  • "Folic acid (also known as folate) is a B vitamin that is important for the healthy development of the neural tubes, which eventually become a baby's brain and spinal cord."
  • "Folic acid also known as folate is a B vitamin that is important for the healthy development of the neural tubes, which eventually become a baby's brain and spinal cord."