cholic acid

noun

cho·​lic acid ˈkō-lik- How to pronounce cholic acid (audio)
: a crystalline bile acid C24H40O5

Word History

Etymology

Greek cholikos bilious, from cholē

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cholic acid was in 1846

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Cite this Entry

“Cholic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cholic%20acid. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

cholic acid

noun
cho·​lic acid ˌkō-lik- How to pronounce cholic acid (audio)
: a crystalline bile acid C24H40O5

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