taurocholic acid


noun Chemistry.

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

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Origin of taurocholic acid

First recorded in 1855–60
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Medical definitions for taurocholic acid

taurocholic acid
[ tôr′ō-kōlĭk, -kŏlĭk ]

n.

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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