deoxycholic acid

noun
de·​oxy·​cho·​lic acid | \(ˌ)dē-ˌäk-sē-ˌkō-lik- \
variants: or desoxycholic acid \ ˌdes-​ \

Medical Definition of deoxycholic acid 

: a crystalline acid C24H40O4 found especially in bile and used as a choleretic and digestant and in the synthesis of adrenocortical hormones (as cortisone)

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