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cholagogue

[ koh-luh-gawg, -gog, kol-uh- ]
/ ˈkoʊ ləˌgɔg, -ˌgɒg, ˈkɒl ə- /
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adjective
Also cho·la·gog·ic [koh-luh-goj-ik, kol-uh-]. /ˌkoʊ ləˈgɒdʒ ɪk, ˌkɒl ə-/. promoting the flow of bile.
noun
a cholagogue agent.
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Origin of cholagogue

1605–15; <French <Greek cholagōgós.See chol-, -agogue
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British Dictionary definitions for cholagogue

cholagogue
/ (ˈkɒləɡɒɡ) /

noun
a drug or other substance that promotes the flow of bile from the gall bladder into the duodenum

Derived forms of cholagogue

cholagogic, adjective
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Medical definitions for cholagogue

cholagogue
[ kōlə-gôg′ ]

n.
An agent that promotes the flow of bile into the intestine, especially as a result of contraction of the gallbladder.

Other words from cholagogue

cho′la•gogic (-gŏjĭk) adj. n.
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