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taurocholic acid

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noun Chemistry.
  1. an acid, C26H45NO7S, occurring as a sodium salt in the bile of carnivorous animals, which on hydrolysis yields taurine and cholic acid.

Origin of taurocholic acid

First recorded in 1855–60
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taurocholic acid

(tôr′ō-kōlĭk, -kŏlĭk)
n.
  1. A crystalline acid involved in the emulsification of fats and occurring as a sodium salt in the bile of humans and other mammals.cholaic acid
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