cholic acid

noun
cho·​lic acid | \ ˈkō-lik- How to pronounce cholic acid (audio) \

Definition of cholic acid

: a crystalline bile acid C24H40O5

First Known Use of cholic acid

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cholic acid

Greek cholikos bilious, from cholē

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“Cholic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cholic%20acid. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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cholic acid

noun
cho·​lic acid | \ ˌkō-lik- How to pronounce cholic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of cholic acid

: a crystalline bile acid C24H40O5

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