taurocholic acid

noun
tau·​ro·​cho·​lic acid | \ ˌtȯr-ə-ˈkō-lik- How to pronounce taurocholic acid (audio) , -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

First Known Use of taurocholic acid

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for taurocholic acid

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

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“Taurocholic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/taurocholic%20acid. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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taurocholic acid

noun
tau·​ro·​cho·​lic acid | \ ˌtȯr-ə-ˌkō-lik- How to pronounce taurocholic acid (audio) , -ˌkäl-ik- How to pronounce taurocholic acid (audio) \

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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