Pic"ro*mel\, n. [Gr. ? bitter + ? honey: cf. F. picromel.] (Old Chem.) A colorless viscous substance having a bitter-sweet taste.

Note: It was formerly supposed to be the essential principle of the bile, but is now known to be a mixture, principally of salts of glycocholic and taurocholic acids.
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