Taurocholic Acid Definition

tôrō-kōlĭk, -kŏlĭk
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.
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Origin of Taurocholic Acid

  • Greek tauros bull (from its having been obtained first from ox bile) tauro- in Indo-European roots cholic acid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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