cholic acid definition

  • noun:
    • a plentiful crystalline bile acid, C24H40O5 produced by cholesterol.
    • a steroidal bile acid, C24H40O5, produced from cholesterol levels
    • an insoluble crystalline acid within bile
  • adjective:
    • a complex organic acid found as an all natural constituent of taurocholic and glycocholic acids when you look at the bile, and removed as a resinous compound, convertible intoxicated by ether into white crystals.

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