cholic acid

[ koh-lik, kol-ik ]

noun
  1. Biochemistry. a bile acid, C24H40O5, related to the sex hormones and cholesterol.

  2. the commercial form of this compound, obtained from beef bile, used chiefly in the manufacture of drugs and in research.

Origin of cholic acid

1
1840–50; <Greek cholikós bilious (chol() bile + -ikos-ic); see chole-

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British Dictionary definitions for cholic acid

cholic acid

/ (ˈkəʊlɪk) /


noun
  1. a crystalline insoluble acid present in bile: used as an emulsifying agent and an intermediate in the synthesis of organic compounds. Formula: C 24 H 40 O 5

Origin of cholic acid

1
C19: from Greek kholikos; see chole-

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