cholic acid

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cho·lic acid

An abundant crystalline bile acid, C24H40O5, derived from cholesterol.

[Greek kholikos, bilious, from kholē, bile; see chole-.]

cholic acid

(Biochemistry) a crystalline insoluble acid present in bile: used as an emulsifying agent and an intermediate in the synthesis of organic compounds. Formula: C24H40O5
[C19: from Greek kholikos; see chole-]

cho′lic ac′id

(ˈkoʊ lɪk, ˈkɒl ɪk)
a bile acid, C24H40O5, related to cholesterol.
[1840–50; < Greek cholikós bilious =chol(ḗ) bile + -ikos -ic]
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Noun1.cholic acid - an insoluble crystalline acid present in bile
bile acid - any of the steroid acids generated in the liver and stored with bile

cho·lic ac·id

n. ácido cólico, uno de los ácidos no conjugados de la bilis.