[koh-luh-gawg, -gog, kol-uh-]Medicine/Medical
  1. a cholagogue agent.

Origin of cholagogue

1605–15; < French < Greek cholagōgós. See chol-, -agogue Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for cholagogue


  1. a drug or other substance that promotes the flow of bile from the gall bladder into the duodenum
Derived Formscholagogic, adjective
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cholagogue in Medicine


  1. An agent that promotes the flow of bile into the intestine, especially as a result of contraction of the gallbladder.
Related formscho′la•gogic (-gŏjĭk) adj. n.
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