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taurocholic acid

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noun tau·ro·cho·lic acid \ˌtȯr-ə-ˈkō-lik-, -ˈkä-\

Definition of taurocholic acid

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

taurocholic acid

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noun tau·ro·cho·lic acid \ˌtȯr-ə-ˌkō-lik-, -ˌkäl-ik-\

Medical Definition of taurocholic acid

  1. :  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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