taurocholic-acid

taurocholic acid

noun Chemistry.
an acid, C 26 H 45 NO 7 S, occurring as a sodium salt in the bile of carnivorous animals, which on hydrolysis yields taurine and cholic acid.

Origin:
1855–60

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taurocholic acid tau·ro·cho·lic acid (tôr'ō-kō'lĭk, -kŏl'ĭk)
n.
A crystalline acid involved in the emulsification of fats and occurring as a sodium salt in the bile of humans and other mammals. Also called cholaic acid.

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