dehydrocholic acid

noun
de·​hy·​dro·​cho·​lic acid | \ (ˌ)dē-ˌhī-drə-ˌkō-lik- How to pronounce dehydrocholic acid (audio) \

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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