bile acid(redirected from Bile acids and salts)
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Any of the liver-generated steroid acids, such as cholic acid, that commonly occur in the bile in combination with glycine and taurine as sodium salts.
any of various steroid acids that emulsify fats during digestion. Compare bile salt.
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|Noun||1.||bile acid - any of the steroid acids generated in the liver and stored with bile|
steroid - any of several fat-soluble organic compounds having as a basis 17 carbon atoms in four rings; many have important physiological effects
cholic acid - an insoluble crystalline acid present in bile