leucovorin


leucovorin
\\lüˈkävərə̇n\ noun (-s)
Etymology: leuco- (from New Latin Leuconostoc, genus name of Leuconostoc citrovorum) + -vor- (from New Latin citrovorum, specific epithet of Leuconostoc citrovorum) + -in — more at leuconostoc, citrovorum factor
: a crystalline synthetic acid C20H23N7O7 derived from folic acid and used in the form of its calcium salt especially in treating some anemias and toxic symptoms arising from the use of folic acid antagonists; N5-formyl-tetrahydro-pteroylglutamic acid — called also folinic acid-SF

Useful english dictionary. 2012.