hyodeoxycholic acid

hyo·​deoxycholic acid
variants: or hyodesoxycholic acid \ ¦hī(ˌ)ō+...-​ \

Definition of hyodeoxycholic acid

: a crystalline bile acid C22H37(OH)2COOH found in the bile of the pig and wild boar; 3,6-dihydroxy-cholanic acid

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History and Etymology for hyodeoxycholic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary hyo- entry 2 + deoxy- or desoxy- + cholic

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“Hyodeoxycholic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyodeoxycholic%20acid. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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