Taurocholic-acid definitions

tôr'ō-kō'lĭk, -kŏl'ĭk
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.
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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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A conjugate of taurine and cholic acid, C26 H45 NO7 S, whose sodium salt is a component of bile.
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(organic chemistry) A deliquescent yellowish crystalline bile acid involved in the emulsification of fats, a conjugate of cholic acid with taurine.
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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