deoxycholic acid

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

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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“Deoxycholic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/deoxycholic%20acid. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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