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Medical Term:

formiminoglutamic acid

Pronunciation: fōr-mim′i-nō-glū-tam′ik as′id

Definition: An intermediate metabolite in l-histidine catabolism in the conversion of l-histidine to l-glutamiate, with the formimino group being transferred to tetrahydrofolate; it may appear in the urine of patients with folic acid or vitamin B12 deficiency, or liver disease.