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Medical Term:

dihydropteroic acid

Pronunciation: di-hi'dro-te-ro'ik as'id

Definition: An intermediate in the formation of folic acid; a compound of 6-hydroxymethylpterin and p-aminobenzoic acid, the combining of which is inhibited by sulfonamides.

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