taurocholic acid


tau·ro·cho·lic acid

noun \ˌtr-ə-ˈkō-lik-, -ˈkä-\

Definition of TAUROCHOLIC ACID

:  a bile acid C26H45NO7S derived from cholic acid and taurine and occurring as the sodium salt in the bile especially of carnivores

Origin of TAUROCHOLIC ACID

Latin taurus + International Scientific Vocabulary -o- + cholic (acid)
First Known Use: 1857

tau·ro·cho·lic acid

noun \ˌtr-ə-ˌkō-lik-, -ˌkäl-ik-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TAUROCHOLIC ACID

: a deliquescent acid occurring in the form of its sodium salt C26H44NNaO7S in the bile of humans, the ox, and various carnivores

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