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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.
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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
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