any of various steroid acids, produced in the liver and stored with bile, that emulsify fats during digestion.
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Compare bile salt.
Origin of bile acid
First recorded in 1880–85
Words nearby bile acid
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Medical definitions for bile acid
Any of several acids formed in the liver that commonly occur in the bile in combination with glycine or taurine as sodium salts.
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