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deoxycholic acid

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noun de·oxy·cho·lic acid \(ˌ)dē-ˌäk-sē-ˌkō-lik-\

Medical Definition of deoxycholic acid

  1. :  a crystalline acid C24H40O4 found especially in bile and used as a choleretic and digestant and in the synthesis of adrenocortical hormones (as cortisone)



Variants of deoxycholic acid

or des·oxy·cho·lic acid \ˌdes-\play

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