cholic acidcho·lic acid
an acid, CHO, found in the bile, generally in combination with amino acids
Origin of cholic acidfrom Classical Greek cholikos from chol?, bile: see cholera
An abundant crystalline bile acid, C24H40O5, derived from cholesterol.
Origin of cholic acidGreek kholikos bilious from kholē bile ; see chole- .
Mid 19th century, from Greek kholikos, from kholē (bile).