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cholic acid

[koh-lik, kol-ik] /ˈkoʊ lɪk, ˈkɒl ɪk/
noun
1.
Biochemistry. a bile acid, C 24 H 40 O 5 , 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
1840-1850
1840-50; < Greek cholikós bilious (chol() bile + -ikos -ic); see chole-
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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: C24H40O5
Word Origin
C19: from Greek kholikos; see chole-
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cholic acid in Medicine

cholic acid n.
An abundant crystalline bile acid derived from cholesterol.

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