taurocholic acid

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

Definition of taurocholic acid

: a bile acid C26H45NO7S derived from cholic acid and taurine and occurring as the sodium salt in the bile especially of carnivores

Origin and Etymology of taurocholic acid

Latin taurus + International Scientific Vocabulary -o- + cholic (acid)


Medical Dictionary

taurocholic acid

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

medical Definition of taurocholic acid

: 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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