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dehydrocholic acid

noun de·hy·dro·cho·lic acid \ (ˌ)dē-ˌhī-drə-ˌkō-lik- \

medical Definition of dehydrocholic acid

: a colorless crystalline acid C24H34O5 made by the oxidation of cholic acid and used often in the form of its sodium salt C24H33NaO5 especially as a laxative and choleretic

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