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No, folate refers to the folate group, which can be found in an entire group of chemicals. Also, if it properly dissociates then you *do* get the folate group and the (two, in the case of folic acid) H+ separately, surely? Hence dissociate. Having a quick look at the structure of tetrahydrofolate, it doesn't even have a folate group, per se, in that the chemical changes are on the folate group itself rather than just deprotonating it and replacing the H+s with something else.
A quick Wikipediaing has revealed to me that the term "folic acid" can refer to a whole hose of chemicals that are derivatives of the proper folic acid, not the term "folate".