bile acid


bile acid

noun

Definition of BILE ACID

:  any of several steroid acids (as cholic acid) of or derived from bile

First Known Use of BILE ACID

circa 1881

bile acid

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BILE ACID

: any of several steroid acids (as cholic acid) that occur in bile usually in the form of sodium salts conjugated with glycine or taurine

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