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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