taurocholic acidtau·ro·cho·lic acid
a colorless, crystalline acid, NCHOS, that occurs in the bile of mammals as the sodium salt and promotes the intestinal absorption of lipids, as cholesterol
Origin of taurocholic acid; from taurine + chol(o)- + -ic
A crystalline acid, C26H45NO7S, involved in the emulsification of fats and occurring as a sodium salt in the bile of humans, oxen, and other mammals.
Origin of taurocholic acidGreek tauros, bull (from its having been obtained first from ox bile); see tauro- in Indo-European roots + cholic acid.