A crystalline acid, C26 H45 NO7 S, involved in the emulsification of fats and occurring as a sodium salt in the bile of humans, oxen, and other mammals.
A colorless, crystalline acid, NC26H45O7S, that occurs in the bile of mammals as the sodium salt and promotes the intestinal absorption of lipids, as cholesterol.
A conjugate of taurine and cholic acid, C26 H45 NO7 S, whose sodium salt is a component of bile.
Origin of taurocholic-acid
Greek tauros bull (from its having been obtained first from ox bile) tauro- in Indo-European roots cholic acid